.1942 SOIL WETNESS CONDITIONS
(a) Soil wetness conditions caused by a seasonal high-water table, perched water table, tidal water, seasonally saturated soils or by lateral water movement shall be determined by observation of colors of chroma 2 or less (Munsell color chart) in mottles or a solid mass. If drainage modifications have been made, the Department may make a determination of the soil wetness conditions by direct observation of the water surface during periods of typically high water elevations. However, colors of chroma 2 or less which are relic from minerals of the parent material shall not be considered indicative of a soil wetness condition. Sites where soil wetness conditions are greater than 48 inches below the naturally occurring soil surface shall be considered SUITABLE with respect to soil wetness. Sites where soil wetness conditions are between 36 inches and 48 inches below the naturally occurring soil surface shall be considered PROVISIONALLY SUITABLE with respect to soil wetness. Siteswheresoilwetnessconditionsarelessthan36inchesbelowthenaturallyoccurringsoilsurfaceshallbe considered UNSUITABLE with respect to soil wetness.
(b) Where the site is UNSUITABLE with respect to soil wetness conditions, it may be reclassified PROVISIONALLY SUITABLE after an investigation indicates that a modified or alternative system can be installed in accordance with Rule .1956 or Rule .1957 of this Section.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-335(e); Eff. July 1, 1982;
Amended Eff. January 1, 1990.