Enosburg Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soil formed in water-sorted glacial outwash underlain by silty lacustrine deposits. Enosburg soils are on depressions, at the base of swales and in low areas which border streams, ponds and swamps in areas of glacial lake deposits.

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Link to Official Series Description | Enosburg Pedon Description 23019001 | Enosburg Pedon Description 23019002 | Enosburg Pedon Description 23021003 | Squamscott Pedon Description 2302104 (spodic Enosburg)

Map Unit (s): 021
Map Phases:

  • 021 Enosburg fine sandy loam (correlation note: Enosburg soils were formerly mapped Walpole, silty subsoil variant, map unit 19A).
  • Taxonomic Classification: Sandy over silty, mixed, mesic, Aeric Haplaquepts
    Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
    Parent Material: Glacial fluvial and lacustrine deposits.
    Permeability: Rapid or very rapid in the solum, slow to very slow in the substratum.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: Moderate.
    Soil Reaction: Very strongly acid to medium acid in the A horizon and very strongly acid to slightly acid in the C horizons.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: +0.5 to 1.5 feet below the surface.Type: Apparent. Months: November to June.
    Hydrologic Group: C.
    Hydric Soil: Yes.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Common ponding. Duration and Months: long , December to April.
    Potential Inclusions: Raynham, Wareham, and Walpole soils are similar inclusions. Very poorly drained Scarboro and Birdsall soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Eldridge and Scio soils are on higher elevation.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses mainly due to wetness.

    Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness.

    Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high watertables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time.

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