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(According to the USA/SOIL Conservation Service Soil Survey of Lee County)

Hydric soils are those soils that, in their natural conditions, are saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season (February-December in Lee County) to develop anaerobic conditions that favor the growth and regeneration of hydrophytic (wetland) vegetation.

 

FLOODING

Soil flooded by moving water from stream overflow, run off or high tides.

​field symbol​field mapping unit name
8​​Hallandale fine sand, tidal
15​​Estero Muck
​16​Peckish mucky fine sand
23​​Wulfert muck
​24​Kesson fine sand
​56​Isles muck
​57​Boca fine sand, tidal


SLOUGH (SHEET-FLOW)

Broad nearly level, poorly defined drainage way that is subject to sheet-flow in the rainy season.

​field symbol​field mapping unit name
​5​Captiva fine sand
​10​Pompano fine sand
​12​Felda fine sand
​14​Valkaria fine sand
​26​Pineda find sand
​34​Malabar fine sand
38​​Isles fine sand, slough
74​​Boca fine sand, slough
75​​Hallandale fine sand, slough
77​​Pineda fine sand, limestone substratum


PONDING

Standing water on soils in closed depressions. The water can be removed only by percolation or evapotranspiration.

​field symbol​field mapping unit name
​19​Gator muck
20​​Terra Ceia muck
27​​Pompano fine sand, depressional
​39​Isles fine sand, depressional
40​​Anclote fine sand, depressional
41​​Valkaria fine sand, depressional
​44Malabar fine sand, depressional​
45​​Copeland sandy loam, depressional
49​​Felda fine sand, depressional
51​​Floridan fine sand, depressional
53​​Myakka fine sand, depressional
62​​Winder sand, depressional
73​​Pineda fine sand, depressional
78​​Chobee muck

NOTE: Soil #6 - Hallandale fine sand, and #13 - Boca fine sand, have indicated a high percentage of hydric soils within the mapping unit and may also indicate a wetland area.