PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Montauk Soils: Very deep, well drained soils formed in compact glacial till derived primarily from granitic materials. Montauk soils are on upland till plains, drumlins and moraines.
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Montauk Pedon Description 2330101
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Unit (s): 300B, 300C, 300E, 301B, 301C, 301E
Classification: Coarse - loamy, mixed, mesic, Typic
Drainage Class: Well drained.
Parent Material: Dense glacial till.
Permeability: Moderate to moderately rapid in the solum, slow to moderately slow in the dense substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Moderate.
Soil Reaction: Extremely acid to moderately acid throughout. .
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 2.5 to 4 feet. Type: Perched. Months: January to May.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: No.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential Inclusions: Poquonock and Paxton soils are similar inclusions. Moderately well drained Scituate, Birchwood, and Woodbridge soils are on concave and level slopes. Poorly drained Norwell, and Ridgebury soils are along drainageways.
Agriculture: Map unit 300B is a prime farmland soil. Map units 300C, 301C and 301B are important farmland soils.
Woodland: Well suited for woodland.
Development: Major limitations related to slow permeability in the dense till substratum. Large surface and subsurface stones and boulders may hinder excavation.
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