PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Carver Soils: Very deep, excessively drained soils formed in thick deposits of coarse and very coarse sands. Carver soils are in broad areas on outwash plains, terraces and deltas.
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Carver Pedon Description 2325201
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Unit (s): 252A, 252B, 252C, 252E, 259A, 259B, 259C
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Classification: Mesic, coated, Spodic Quartzipsamments.
Drainage Class: Excessively drained.
Parent Material: Coarse sand eolian deposits underlain by fluvial deposits.
Permeability: Very rapid throughout.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Very low.
Soil Reaction: Extremely acid to moderately acid throughout.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: greater than 5 feet. Type: apparent.
Hydrologic Group: A.
Hydric Soil: No.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential Inclusions: Plymouth, Windsor, Merrimac and Hinckley soils are similar inclusions. . Moderately well drained Deerfield and Sudbury soils are on lower elevations, adjacent to poorly drained Wareham and Pipestone soils.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses due to droughtiness. Irrigation is needed for optimal yield.
Woodland: Poorly suited for woodland productivity due to droughtiness. Trees commonly growing on Carver soils are Pitch Pine, Scrub Oak, and White Pine.
Development: Carver soils have few limitations for development. They are associated with aquifer recharge areas and measures should be taken to protect the aquifer.
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