USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Pedon Narrative Description
DATE Sampled: 11/09/1990

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


Location Description: 75 feet west of the Nemasket River, 500 feet south of Vaughn Street in the town of Middleboro, MA.

Quadrangle Name:

Latitude: 41 degrees 52 minutes 21.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 54 minutes 52.0 seconds W

UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:

Photograph #: 49146

Description Category: Full pedon description

Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series

Slope Characteristics Information
Slope: 0 percent

Elevation: 55.0 feet

Local: Flood Plain
Major: River Valley *

Water Table Information
Water Table Depth: 2.0 inches
Water Table Kind: Apparent

Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime

Landuse: Wetlands
Stoniness: 0.00 percent

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.

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