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December 13, 2007

Alabama

Filed under: Alabama, State Information — Tags: , , — John Banta @ 1:19 pm

 

The Union of Concerned Scientists has posted climate change information for the state of Alabama at: http://www.ucsusa.org/gulf/gcstateala_cli.html

 

They indicate temperatures are warming and summers have become slightly drier.

 

 Based on this information, if these trends continue, then damages from expansive clay soils in much of the state are likely to increase.

 

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Adapted from the “Swelling Clays Map Of The Conterminous United States” by W.W. Olive, A.F. Chleborad, C.W. Frahme, Julius Schlocker, R.R. Schneider, and R.L Shuster; 1989

Regions containing expansive clay soil may vary. If you have concerns consult an experienced geologist.

MAP LEGEND
Red Unit contains abundant clay having high swelling potential
Blue Part of unit (generally less than 50%) consists of clay having high swelling potential
Orange    Unit contains abundant clay having slight to moderate swelling potential
Green Part of unit (generally less than 50%) consists of clay having slight to moderate swelling potential
Brown Unit contains little or no swelling clay
Yellow Data insufficient to indicate clay content of unit and/or swelling potential of clay (Shown in westernmost states only)

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