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Samantha_Swanhart_HW - The debris that was on the ground was mainly dead leaves and fallen branches from the trees above The soil was a rich dark

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Samantha Swanhart, 1488-4485 SWS 4244 Hogtown Creek on 8th Street- PFO4C
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This wetland area is classified as a PFO4C: Palustrine system, Forested class, Broad- leafed evergreen/deciduous subclass. At this site, there wasn’t much water present. The weather in the Gainesville area has been pretty dry lately, and the temperature has been climbing into 80’s during the afternoon, which could have increased the evapotranspiration rate to cause dryness. Deeper into the more shaded and covered area of the site was more moist and muddier soils, but no stagnant or present bodies of water. The brightness of the shrubs indicates new growth, which could only come from presence of water aerating the soils to create ideal conditions for plant growth.
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Unformatted text preview: The debris that was on the ground was mainly dead leaves and fallen branches from the trees above. The soil was a rich, dark color indicating high amounts of accumulated organic matter from the heavy O horizon. If you look closely at the trees, you can see a faint line in all the trees where a color change occurs, indicating an elevated lichen line of where water reached at one point in time. There was probably more to see further into the creek, but with the elevation changes it was too dangerous to go wander down. The downward slope sends sediment and any surface runoff towards the bottom when it rains, therefore any hydrologic indicators on the ground may have already washed off....
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SWS 4244 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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