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Prominent Hydric Soils of Lee County

(According to the USA / SOIL Conservation Service Soil Survey of Lee County)


Hydric soils are those soils that, in their natural conditions, are saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season (February-December in Lee County) to develop anaerobic conditions that favor the growth and regeneration of hydrophytic (wetland) vegetation.




Soil flooded by moving water from stream overflow, run off or high tides.

Field Symbol

Field Mapping Unit Name

8 Hallandale fine sand, tidal
15 Estero Muck
16 Peckish mucky fine sand
23 Wulfert muck
24 Kesson fine sand
56 Isles muck
57 Boca fine sand, tidal


Broad nearly level, poorly defined drainage way that is subject to sheet-flow in the rainy season.

 Field symbol  Field Mapping Unit Name
5 Captiva fine sand
10 Pompano fine sand
12 Felda fine sand
14 Valkaria fine sand
26 Pineda fine sand
34 Malabar fine sand
38 Isles fine sand, slough
74 Boca fine sand, slough
75 Hallandale fine sand, slough
77 Pineda fine sand, limestone substratum




Standing water on soils in closed depressions. The water can be removed only by percolation or evapotranspiration.

Field Symbol Field Mapping Unit Name
19 Gator muck
20 Terra Ceia muck
27 Pompano fine sand, depressional
39 Isles fine sand, depressional
40 Anclote fine sand, depressional
41 Valkaria fine sand, depressional
44 Malabar fine sand, depressional
45 Copeland sandy loam, depressional
49 Felda fine sand, depressional
51 Floridan fine sand, depressional
53 Myakka fine sand, depressional
62 Winder sand, depressional
73 Pineda fine sand, depressional
78 Chobee muck


Note: Soil #6 - Hallendale fine sand and #13 - Boca fine sand have indicated a high percentage of hydric soils within the mapping unit and may also indicate a wetland area.