USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: SACO
Site Identification #: 90MA023038
Map Unit Symbol: 5
Lab Pedon #: 2300502 Source Lab Id:
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: 75 feet west of the Nemasket River, 500 feet south of Vaughn Street in the town of Middleboro, MA.
Latitude: 41 degrees 52 minutes 21.0 seconds N
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49146
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Elevation: 55.0 feet
Water Table Information
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Parent Material: Slightly weathered alluvium from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: T. PERAGALLO
Notes: Sunny 50 degrees. This map unit was separated from adjacent Freetown ponded soils by extent of grassy vegetation and proximity to stream. Vegetation species--wool grass, cattail, sawgrass, buttonbush.
A-- 0 to 16 inches; very dark gray (10YR 3/1) silt loam; weak medium subangular blocky structure; friable, slightly sticky and slightly plastic; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan; gradual wavy boundary. mucky
C--16 to 20 inches; very dark grayish brown (2.5Y 3/2) silt loam; common medium faint dark grayish brown (2.5Y 4/2) mottles; massive; friable, slightly sticky and slightly plastic; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; clear smooth boundary.
2Cg1--20 to 30 inches; olive gray (5Y 5/2) sand; single grain; loose, nonsticky and nonplastic; 6.2 LaMotte-Morgan; 15 percent subrounded mixed gravel; clear wavy boundary.
2Cg2--30 to 42 inches; gray (5Y 6/1) loamy sand; massive; very friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; 6.2 LaMotte-Morgan; 5 percent subrounded mixed gravel.