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Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States - A Guide for Identifying and Delineating Hydric Soils - Version 8.2, 2018 (Color Edition) By U.S. Department of Agriculture,
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Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States has been developed by soil scientists of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service... More > (FWS); the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); various regional, state, and local agencies; universities; and the private sector. The editors recognize that this guide could not have been developed without the efforts of many individuals. Included in this publication are the hydric soil indicators approved by the NRCS and the National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils (NTCHS) for use in identifying, delineating, and verifying hydric soils in the field. Also included are indicators designated as test indicators, which are not approved for use but are to be tested so that their utility can be determined.< Less
A Guide to Hydric Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Version 2.0 By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Identification of soils as “hydric” is critical to the protection of wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA) (Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 2008). According to the “Corps of... More > Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual” (hereafter referred to as the “Delineation Manual”) (Environmental Laboratory, 1987), the presence of a hydric soil is one of three factors that must be met in order for an area to meet the definition of a jurisdictional wetland. The other two are the presence of hydrophytic vegetation and wetland hydrology. The use of the Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements (U.S. Army, COE, 2010) is required for all Federal agencies involved in identification of wetlands that may be jurisdictional, as well as most states that have environmental programs to protect wetlands. The Delineation Manual generally is used on all lands not classified as agricultural lands. The National Food Security Act Manual (USDA, NRCS, 2008) is used on agricultural lands.< Less

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