Thank you for your posting.
It seems that Bryce Suderow was correct.
Yes the EPA would have a fit in this day and age.
Where I live in central Arkansas, it was once just mainly wooded and just touched the prairie. Now it appears to have always been just farm land, but that of course is not so. So I do know that the land changed.
I have always wondered how the farmland that my family calls "the farm" came to be. It is different than that which surrounds it being good sandy soil. That which surrounds that few hundred acres is nothing but that old stinky mud called buckshot. Also, our water level is higher by about 60 or more feet than anyone around us. To hit water within a five miles of that place, a person would need to drill at least two hundred feet.
The information is greatly appreciated.