Eldridge Soils: Very deep, moderately well drained soil formed in glacial fluvial and/or glacial lacustrine deposits. Eldridge soils are on outwash plains, deltas and glacial lakebed plains.

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Link to Official Series Description
Pedon Description for Lab Sampling Site S-94-MA-023-004 | Eldridge (Amostown) Laboratory Data S94-MA-023-004
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Map Unit (s): 221A, 221B
Map Phases:

  • 221A Eldridge sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    221B Eldridge sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
  • Taxonomic Classification: Sandy over loamy, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Aquic Udorthents.
    Drainage Class: Moderately well drained.
    Parent Material: Sandy eolian and/or fluvial deposits overlying silty lacustrine sediments.
    Permeability: Rapid to moderately rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
    Soil Reaction: strongly acid through neutral.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 1.5 to 3.5 feet below the surface. Type: Perched. Months: December to April.
    Hydrologic Group: C.
    Hydric Soil: No (may have hydric inclusions).
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
    Potential Inclusions: Deerfield and Scio soils are similar inclusions. Poorly drained Enosburg, Raynham, and Wareham soils are on lower elevations and adjacent to drainageways. Well drained Hinesburg, Windsor, and Wampanucket soils are on higher elevations.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Well suited for most agricultural uses. Irrigation is needed for optimal yield. Eldridge soils are important farmland soils.

    Woodland: Well suited for woodland.

    Development: Major limitations related to seasonal high watertables and slow permeability in the silty substratum.

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