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Loamy and clayey floodplain soils with naturally high groundwater (20)

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Texture: Loamy and clayey
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Moderate
Land Cover: Grassland some arable
Habitats: Wet flood meadows with wet carr woodlands in old river meanders
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater feeding into river
Water Protection Issues: Close proximity to river results in pollution risk from floodwater scouring and from drainage water after spreading of fertiliser or slurry.
General Cropping Guidance: Productive grassland provided drainage is maintained. Risk of poaching and soil damage early and late in the grazing season. Cereal production where flood risk is low

Included Soil Associations

0811a    ENBORNE
0811b    CONWAY
0811c    HOLLINGTON
0812a    FROME
0813a    MIDELNEY
0813b    FLADBURY 1
0813c    FLADBURY 2
0813d    FLADBURY 3
0813e    COMPTON
0814a    THAMES
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