Geology and soil

 

Bedrock and coal measures within the Don catchment

Geology

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 Bedrock

 

The geology of the Don catchment varies considerably.

The map to the left shows the underlying bedrock of the catchment, mainly comprised of mudstone and sandstone, but with strips of limestone and dolomite in the eastern reaches.

 

Soil map of the Don catchment

Soil map

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Soil type

 

The map to the left shows the distribution of different soil types within the Don catchment.  Soil categories have been simplified for ease of interpretation, i.e. all 'loam' categories have been merged.

Of particular interest are the restored areas in the south of the catchment.  These areas were restored after industrial activity, such as iron working, ceased.