Topography: Identifies high and low lying areas,
natural drainageways, and probable wetland locations.
Vegetative Cover: Locate natural barriers and
identify areas of critical habitat for endangered plants.
Surface and Groundwater: Map overland and
groundwater flow and locate existing surface waters and wells. Determine
impact on water sources around possible landfill sites.
Land Use: Identify current use of land to
consider locating near compatible existing uses and away from
incompatible existing uses.
Wildlife: Investigate area wildlife and to
make sure not to harm any endangered species.
Soil Type: Locate suitable soils types.