Hinckley Soils: Very deep, nearly level, excessively drained soil formed in gravelly fluvial deposits. Hinckley soils are on terraces, deltas, kames, eskers and large, broad areas on outwash plains.

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Link to Official Series Description
Hinckley Soil Interpretation Record (soil 5)
Hinckley Pedon Description 2325301
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Map Unit (s): 253A, 253B, 253C, 253E
Map Phases:

  • 253A Hinckley gravelly sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    253B Hinckley gravelly sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
    253C Hinckley gravelly sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes.
    253E Hinckley gravelly sandy loam, 15 to 35 percent slopes.
  • Taxonomic Classification: Sandy -skeletal, mixed, mesic, Typic Udorthents.
    Drainage Class: Excessively drained.
    Parent Material: Gravelly glacial 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 Carver soils are similar inclusions. Moderately well drained Deerfield and Sudbury soils are on lower elevations. Poorly drained Wareham and Pipestone soils are along drainageways.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Map units 253A and 253B are important farmland map units. Major limitations related to droughtiness. Irrigation is needed for optimal yield.

    Woodland: Poorly suited for woodland productivity due to droughtiness.

    Development: Hinckley 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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