Department of Agronomy
Potter County covers an area of 568,320 acres in north central South Dakota. The topography is gently sloping in the central part with a belt of hilly land along the east border and the steep, dissected bluffs of the Missouri River trench along the west border of the county. Elevations above sea level range from 1,900 to 2,000 feet on the upland to 1,600 feet on the Missouri River flood plain.
Materials from which the soils have developed include glacial deposits which occur in all parts of the county except on the Missouri River bluff where shale is exposed.
Soils of the county have been classified into 35 mapping units, each of which is described with regard to composition, distribution, and agricultural use. Principal problems of management are discussed and estimated yields of important crops are given for each soil, along with its potential irrigability.
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South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Watkins, W. I.; Buntley, G. J.; Westin, F. C.; and Shubeck, F. E., "Reconnaissance Soil Survey of Potter County" (1955). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 449.