Map Unit Composition
Map units consist of 1 or more soil types, commonly referred to as "components".
Component Name Geomorphic Position Area Fraction Component Type Horizon Data
Soil Type 1 Plott mountain slopes / Backslope
ridges / Shoulder
80% Major Soil Type YES
Soil Type 2 Porters mountain slopes / Backslope 6% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 3 Chestnut mountain slopes / Backslope 4% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 4 Edneyville mountain slopes / Backslope 4% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 5 Unaka ridges / Shoulder
mountain slopes / Backslope
4% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 6 Cullasaja drainageways / Backslope
rockfalls / Backslope
1% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 7 Tuckasegee toes / Footslope
drainageways / Backslope
1% Inclusion YES

Note: links to horizon data marked with an * are approximate.

Map Unit Data What is a Map Unit?
Cartographic information about this map unit.
Map Unit Name: Plott fine sandy loam, high precipitation, 15 to 30 percent slopes, stony
Map Unit Type: Consociation
Map Unit Symbol: PwD
Map Unit Area: 1999 acres total in survey area
Raw Map Unit Data
Raw Component Data (All Components)

Map Unit Aggregated Data
Generalized soils information within this map unit.
Farmland Class: Farmland of local importance
Available Water Storage (0-100cm): 12.95 cm
Max Flood Freq: None
Drainage Class (Dominant Condition): Well drained
Drainage Class (Wettest Component): Well drained
Hydric Conditions: 0
[Annual] Min. Water Table Depth: n/a
[April-June] Min. Water Table Depth: n/a
Min Bedrock Depth: n/a
Raw Aggregated Map Unit Data

Associated Point Data
Links to any NSSL point data within this map unit.