Hydric soils are defined by the National Technical Committee for Hydric
Soils (NTCHS) as soils that formed under conditions of saturation,
flooding, or ponding long enough during the growing season to develop
anaerobic conditions in the upper part (USDA, Soil Conservation Service,
1987, as revised).
For additional facts about hydric soils go to this site's
Hydric Soil Field Indicators
One of the documents mentioned in Rule 62-340, F.A.C. is Soil and
Water Relationships of Florida's Ecological Communities by the Florida's
Soil Survey Staff, USDA-NRCS. With their permission we have adapted the
document for our web site.
This document is a listing of the approved Hydric Soil Field
Indicators use in identifying hydric soils. These indicators are group
by surface texture (sandy or not) and what part of the state they may be
used in (north, south, or all).