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Ecological Land Units

Constituents of the RI ELU Dataset.

An Example: ELU # 2421 is a site that is well drained (2000), fine sandy loam (400), on a hilltop (21)

ELU Characteristic

Condition

ELU Code

Soil Drainage

Excessively Drained

1000

  Well Drained 2000

Poorly Drained

3000

Variable

4000

Water

5000
Soil Texture    
 

Gravelly Sand

100
 

Sand

200

 

Loamy Sand

300

 

Fine Sandy Loam

400
 

Silt Loam

500

 

Muck

600

 

Bedrock

700
 

Variable

800
 

Water

900

     

Landform

Steep Slope

04

Cliff

05

Flat Summit

11

Slope Crest

13

 
Hilltop
21
 
Hill (Gentle Slope)
22
 
NW-facing Sideslope
23
 
SE-facing Sideslope
24

Flat, Dry

30

 
Flat, Wet
31

Valley, Toe Slope

32

 
Flat, Base of Steep Slope
41
 
NW-facing Cove
43
 
SE-facing Cove
44
 
Water
51