USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Pedon Narrative Description
DATE Sampled: 11/04/1991
Soil Series: HINESBURG
Map Unit Name: Hinesburg sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes
Component Name: Hinesburg
Site Identification #: 91MA023089
Map Unit Symbol: 226B Note ID: Yield ID:
Lab Pedon #: 2322602 Source Lab Id:
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County FIPS Code:
County Name: Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Soil Survey Area Name: Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Location Description: Shobie Farm, Lakeville, 200' west of Bates Brook, 300' north of Crooked Lane, 700' east of Rt. 18.
Latitude: 41 degrees 51 minutes 24.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 56 minutes 56.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49145C
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Modal pedon for map unit
Slope Characteristics Information
Slope: 5 percent
Aspect: 90 degrees
Vertical Shape: Convex
Elevation: 70.0 feet
Local: Lake Terrace
Major: Glaciofluvial Landform *
Geographically Associated Soils: Amostown, Windsor silty, Freetown, Scio
Type of Erosion: water erosion
Degree of Erosion: Class 1
Classification: ____ , ____ , ____ , ____ , ____ ____
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Stoniness: 0.00 percent
Permeability: Moderately rapid
Natural Drainage Class: ED
Parent Material: Slightly weathered glacial outwash from igneous with over slightly weathered lacustrine silts
Plant Name: clover, rye
Described by: Jim Turenne
Notes: Weather - overcast, cool & damp; Lakeville Ponds Watershed.
Ap-- 0 to 12 inches; dark brown (10YR 3/3) fine sandy loam; weak medium and coarse subangular blocky structure; very friable; common coarse roots and common fine and medium and common very fine; 6.0 Bromthymol blue; 10 percent subrounded gravel; abrupt smooth boundary. 7% fine gravel; 3% coarse gravel.
Bw1--12 to 21 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam; massive; very friable; common very fine and fine roots; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; 10 percent subrounded gravel; clear wavy boundary. Few 1cm wide verticle worm casts 10YR 3/3; 7% fine gravel; 3% coarse gravel.
Bw2--21 to 27 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) gravelly loamy sand; massive; loose; common very fine roots; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; 17 percent subrounded gravel; abrupt wavy boundary. few 1cm wide verticle worm casts 10YR 3/3; 15% fine gravel; 2% coarse gravel.
2C1--27 to 39 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/3) very fine sandy loam; massive; friable; common very fine and fine roots; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; 1 percent subrounded gravel; clear wavy boundary. lenses of coarser material lfs sand (2.5Y 5/4)
2C2--39 to 49 inches; olive gray (5Y 5/2) silt loam; weak fine platy structure; firm; 6.2 Bromthymol blue; 1 percent subrounded gravel; clear wavy boundary. 1mm bands of ls material; common 1.1 dead roots.
2C3--49 to 75 inches; olive gray (5Y 5/2) silt loam; massive; firm; 6.4 Bromthymol blue. 49-52" rust line 10YR 4/6 horizontal throughout pedon; soil became wet below 52".