Soil Survey of
Dukes County Massachusetts
The following map unit description is from the published "Soil Survey of Dukes County, Massachusetts"
Pg-Pits, sand and gravel. This unit consists of irregularly shaped areas from which sand and gravel have been removed for construction purposes. The areas range from 3 to 30 acres. They are throughout the survey area and make up less than 1 percent of the survey area. The pits are 5 to 25 feet deep and mainly have steep sides and a nearly level floor. Some areas have small pools of water.
These pits are generally devoid of vegetation, although some older ones have scattered bushes and grass. Most pits are droughty, but some have been excavated to the level of the seasonal high water table.
The areas of this unit are variable in soil properties and slope and are generally poorly suited to farming, woodland, and residential development. Onsite investigation is necessary to determine the suitability for any use.
This unit is not assigned to a capability subclass.
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