Very rich floodplain soils occur along the larger streams. Vast areas of unreclaimable desert exist in the west and south-east.
Alluvial deposits brought down by mountain streams, and strips of floodplain along larger streams on the plains are very fertile and well repay irrigation.
In the floodplain there are still areas of enclosed meadow pasture.
VEGETATION The Everglades is a unique, complex and fragile permanent floodplain ecosystem with a great diversity of habitats and flora.
A small area of grazed floodplain grassland with shallow ponds occurs by the River Clyde, southeast of Barons Haugh.