Soils of Wamumu Cotton Scheme

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1971
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Kenya Soil Survey
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A reconnaissance investigation was conducted over an area of approximately 88,000 hectares with a view to estimate arable land. The investigation mainly covers parts of Upper Makueni, Nzawi and Mbitini Locations (see attached map). A little part of Okia Location is also involved. The area investigated roughly lies within Longitudes 370 22' 30" to 370 42' 30" East and Latitudes 10 42' 30" to 2005' South. It is Covered by the Survey of Kenya 1:50,000 topographic map shee~163/3, 163/1, 162/2, 162/4, 173/2 and 174/1. The work heavily relied on air-photo interpretation on a scale of 1:50,000 and only some ten days were spent on ground check. No doubt a greater part of the area remained unseen at close range on the ground and the accuracy of the map and the estimated areas must therefore strictly be treated as only approximate.
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