PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Norwell Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soil formed in compact glacial till derived mainly from granite, gneiss and schist. Norwell soils are on upland depressions and drainageways.
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Unit (s): 049A, 049B
Classification: Sandy, mixed, mesic, Aeric Epiaquents.
Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
Parent Material: Dense till.
Permeability: Moderately rapid to rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Soil Reaction: Extremely acid to moderately acid throughout.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 0.0 to 1.5 feet below the surface.
Months: November to May.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: Yes.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Commonly ponded (A slopes).
Duration and Months: Brief to long, December to March.
Potential Inclusions: Ridgebury and Mattapoisett soils are similar inclusions. Very poorly drained Whitman and Brockton soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Scituate and Birchwood soils are on higher elevations.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses mainly due to wetness.
Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness.
Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high watertables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time.
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