PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Limerick Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soils formed in recent alluvium. Limerick soils are on modern day floodplains.
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Limerick Pedon Description 2300803 | Photo of pedon 2300803 | Water table Data for pedon 2300803
Limerick Pedon Description 2300801
Limerick Pedon Description 2300802
Unit (s): 008
Taxonomic Classification: Coarse - silty, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Typic Fluvaquents.
Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
Parent Material: Recent alluvium, silt and very fine sand.
Available Water Holding Capacity: High.
Soil Reaction: Strongly acid to neutral in the surface layer and moderately acid to neutral in the substratum.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 0.0 to 1.0 feet below the surface.
Months: November to June.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: Yes.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Frequently flooded.
Duration and Months: Brief, November to May.
Potential Inclusions: Poorly drained Raynham and Enosburg soils are on similar landforms. Very poorly drained Saco soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Winooski soils are on higher elevations.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses mainly due to wetness and flooding.
Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness.
Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high watertables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time and flooding potential.
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