Haven Soils: Very deep, nearly level, well drained soil formed in areas of loamy wind blown material (eolian) underlain by stratified sand and gravel. Haven soils are on glacial outwash plains, deltas, valley trains and water-sorted moraine deposits.

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Official Series Description
Haven Pedon Description 2325101

Map Unit (s): 251A, 251B, 251C
Map Phases:

  • 251A Haven very fine sandy loamy, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    251B Haven very fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
    251C Haven very fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes.
  • Taxonomic Classification: Coarse-loamy over sandy or sandy skeletal, mixed, mesic, Typic Dystrochrepts.
    Drainage Class: Well drained.
    Parent Material: very fine sandy loam eolian deposits, underlain by fluvial deposits.
    Permeability: Rapid to moderately rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
    Soil Reaction: Moderate to slightly acid in the solum and strongly acid to neutral in the substratum.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: greater than 5 feet. Type: Apparent. Months:
    Hydrologic Group: A.
    Hydric Soil: No.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
    Potential Inclusions: Windsor, Merrimac and Barnstable soils are similar inclusions. . Moderately well drained Sudbury and Scio soils are on lower elevations. poorly drained Walpole soils are along drainageways.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Map units 251A and 251B are prime farmland map units. 251C is an important farmland map unit.

    Woodland: Well suited for woodland.

    Development: No major limitations for development. Erosion problems are common upon excavation.

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