The Engineering Soils Map of Washington County, Indiana, which accompanies this report was prepared by airphoto interpretation techniques using accepted principles of observation and inference. It was prepared at a scale ratio of 1:63,360 (1 inch = 1 mile). The map and report are part of a continuing effort to complete a comprehensive soil survey for the state of Indiana. Included on the map is a set of subsurface soil profiles which illustrate the approximate variation that is anticipated in each landform-parent material area. The profiles were constructed from information obtained from agricultural literature and from boring data collected from roadway and bridge site investigations. Boring locations are shown on the map. Appendix A contains a summary of classification test results for these locations. The text of this report supplements the Engineering Soils Map. Furthermore, it includes a general description of the study area, a description of the different landform-parent material regions and a discussion of the engineering considerations associated with the soils found in Washington County. The predominant soils associated with each landform-parent material classification are covered in the discussion of the different landforms in the county. The physical, chemical, and engineering index properties of these soils are included in Appendices B and C. Appendix D presents statistical stream flow data for selected streams in Washington County.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    100 N Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204
  • Authors:
    • Chen, W-Y
  • Publication Date: 1991-7-31

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP Proj C-36-51, File 1-5-2(B)-92
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM