Hinesburg Soils: Very deep, well drained soil formed in sandy material underlain with silty lacustrine material. Hinesburg soils are on glacial lake plains and deltas.

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Hinesburg Laboratory data S94-MA-023-005 | Pedon Description for Lab Sampling site S-94-MA-023-005
Hinesburg Pedon Description 2322602

Map Unit (s): 226A, 226B, 226C
Map Phases:

  • 226A Hinesburg fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    226B Hinesburg fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
    226C Hinesburg fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes.
  • Taxonomic Classification: Sandy over loamy, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Typic Udorthents.
    Drainage Class: 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: 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 (may be perched on fine textured layers for brief periods). Type: Perched.
    Hydrologic Group: C.
    Hydric Soil: No.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
    Potential Inclusions: Windsor, and Wampanucket soils are similar inclusions. Moderately well drained Eldridge, Deerfield and Scio soils are on lower elevations. Poorly drained Enosburg, Raynham, and Wareham soils are along drainageways and in depressions.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Map units 226A and 226B are prime farmland map units. 226C is an important farmland map unit. Irrigation is needed for optimal yield..

    Woodland: Well suited for woodland.

    Development: Major limitations related to slow permeability in the silty substratum.

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