PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
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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Hinckley Soil Interpretation Record (soil 5)
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Unit (s): 253A, 253B, 253C, 253E
Classification: Sandy -skeletal, mixed, mesic, Typic
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.
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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