TIHONET 005657001 (Click for a Photo of this pedon)

Description Date: 9/24/02
Describer: Jim Turenne and Robert Tunstead
Site ID: 00565701

Site Note:   Small hand dug pit to 114 cm, auger hole description from 114 to 170 cm. Site used for NETCHS hydric soil tour - disturbed soils..

Pedon ID: 00565701
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Soil Name as Described/Sampled: Tihonet
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Classification:   Mixed, mesic Typic Psammaquents

Pedon Type: modal pedon for series
Pedon Purpose: full pedon description
Taxon Kind: series
Location Information

County:   Bristol
State:   Massachusetts
MLRA:   144A -- New England And Eastern New York Upland, Southern Part
Soil Survey Area:   MA603 -- Bristol County, Massachusetts, Southern Part
Map Unit:   657 -- Tihonet
Location Description:   605 meters South of Russells Mills Road, 1055 meters East of Bakerville Road, and 1600 meters North of Gulf Road in the Apponagansett section of Dartmouth. DNRT Property.
Legal Description:    

Latitude: 41 degrees 35 minutes 43.9 seconds north
Longitude: 70 degrees 58 minutes 2 seconds west
Datum: NAD83
UTM Zone: 19
UTM Easting: 336048 meters
UTM Northing: 4606735 meters

Physiographic Division:   Appalachian Highlands
Physiographic Province:   New England province
Physiographic Section:   Seaboard lowland section
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Geomorphic Setting:   gravel pit on outwash plain

Upslope Shape: concave
Cross Slope Shape: linear
Primary Earth Cover: tree cover
Secondary Earth Cover: hardwoods

Parent Material:   Human Altered Cut underlain by Glaciofluvial/lacustrine deposits


Surface Fragments:   0.001

Particle Size Control Section: 25 to 100 cm.

Diagnostic Features:   aquic conditions 0 to cm.
fibric soil materials 0 to 2 cm.
ochric epipedon 0 to 11 cm.
hemic soil materials 2 to 6 cm.


Slope (%) Elevation (meters) Aspect (deg) MAAT (C) MSAT (C) MWAT (C) MAP (mm) Frost Free Days Drainage Class Slope Length (meters) Upslope Length (meters)
1 3 90


Oi--0 to 2 cm; abrupt wavy boundary.

Oe--2 to 6 cm; black (7.5YR 2.5/1) rubbed; common medium roots throughout and common fine roots throughout and common very fine roots throughout and few very coarse roots throughout and few coarse roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

A--6 to 11 cm; very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) interior; weak medium granular structure; very friable; many fine roots throughout and many very fine roots throughout and common coarse roots throughout and common medium roots throughout; abrupt wavy boundary.

C1--11 to 15 cm; light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/3); single grain; loose; common fine roots throughout and common very fine roots throughout and few medium roots throughout; 15 percent very coarse faint irregular light gray (2.5Y 7/2), moist, iron depletions with clear boundaries throughout and 5 percent medium and coarse prominent platy strong brown (7.5YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron with sharp boundaries throughout; 2 percent subrounded 2 to 75 millimeter mixed rock fragments; clear wavy boundary.

Cg--15 to 28 cm; light gray (5Y 7/2) interior; massive; very friable, nonsticky, nonplastic; common medium and coarse roots throughout; 15 percent coarse and very coarse distinct irregular dark yellowish brown (10YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron with clear boundaries in matrix and 5 percent coarse prominent irregular strong brown (7.5YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron with sharp boundaries in matrix; 1 percent nonflat subrounded 2 to 3 millimeter mixed rock fragments; abrupt wavy boundary.

C3--28 to 114 cm; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/3); massive; friable, nonsticky, nonplastic; 15 percent very coarse distinct cylindrical light olive gray (5Y 6/2), moist, iron depletions with sharp boundaries lining pores and 10 percent coarse distinct cylindrical yellowish brown (10YR 5/4), moist, masses of oxidized iron with clear boundaries in matrix surrounding redox depletions and 2 percent medium prominent irregular dark brown (7.5YR 3/2), moist, iron-manganese masses with sharp boundaries throughout; Redox features of the C3 are vertical depletions surrounding a dead root (pore) with concentrations surrounding the depletions.; clear wavy boundary.

C4--114 to 170 cm; light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/3); massive; friable, slightly sticky, slightly plastic; 5 percent coarse distinct irregular yellowish brown (10YR 5/4), moist, iron-manganese masses with clear boundaries in matrix; Manganese masses encountered at 160 cm near bottom of auger hole..