USCS (United Soil Classification System)

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The primary difference between the USDA and USCS methods lies in the fact that the USCS method requires that Atterberg Limits be input in order to classify a soil. SVSOILS will inform the user if additional information is required to classify the soil by the USCS method.

The textural categories and corresponding abbreviations for the USCS method are as follows: