Dirt Pit Point Of Cave Springs Controversy
Pavecon Sues City Over Ordinance
Posted: October 7, 2013 at 2:17 a.m.
The red dirt is packed smooth except for small stones heavy equipment turned up at the a dirt pit in Cave Springs. From the middle of the open pit, where workers use backhoes to load dump trucks, the rooflines of high-end homes are visible.
At A Glance
What Is Red Dirt
Red soil is soil that has a reddish tinge as a result of the presence of iron compounds. This soil can form from iron-rich sediments or the compounds may develop in the soil as it weathers. There are a number of different kinds of soil that is red, and simply identifying the color does not provide very much information about it other than a verification that it is probably high in iron. This type of soil tends to form in climates that are warm, temperate and moist. Not all moist, warm, and temperate climates have soil that is red, but in those that do, it can become a problem for farmers and gardeners. Red soil can be low in nutrients, and the iron oxides in it can cause problems for plants.
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