USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Pedon Narrative Description
DATE Sampled: 01/03/1991

Soil Series: SCARBORO

Site Identification #: 91MA023042

Map Unit Symbol: 6A

Lab Pedon #: 2300601

Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A

County FIPS Code:

County Name: Plymouth


Location Description: 50 feet south of Miller Street at a point approximately 2,000 feet west of the intersection of Miller Street and Highland Street in the town of Middleboro, MA.

Quadrangle Name:

Latitude: 41 degrees 50 minutes 4.0 seconds N

Longitude: 70 degrees 52 minutes 12.0 seconds W

UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:

Description Category: Full pedon description

Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series

Slope Characteristics Information
Slope: 1 percent
Aspect: 270 degrees
Horizontal Shape: Plane

Elevation: 95.0 feet

Local: Swamp
Major: Glaciofluvial Landform *

Water Table Information
Water Table Depth: 4.0 inches
Water Table Kind: Apparent

Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime

Landuse: Forest land not grazed
Stoniness: 2.00 percent

Parent Material: Slightly weathered glacial outwash from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary

Described by: TOM PERAGALLO

Notes: Sunny-30 degrees F.; relief hummocky; vegetation species include red maple, yellow birch, sphagnum moss, white pine


Oe-- 0 to 6 inches; black (10YR 2/1) partially decomposed organic matter; weak coarse granular structure; very friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common fine to coarse roots; 5.0 LaMotte-Morgan; abrupt smooth boundary.

Oa-- 6 to 12 inches; black (N 2/0) sapric material; weak medium granular structure; friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common fine and medium roots; 5.0 LaMotte-Morgan; abrupt smooth boundary.

Cg1--12 to 20 inches; gray (5Y 6/1) loamy sand; single grain; loose; common fine and medium roots; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; 5 percent subrounded mixed gravel; clear wavy boundary.

Cg2--20 to 30 inches; gray (5Y 6/1) sand; common fine prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) and common fine prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) mottles; single grain; loose; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; gradual wavy boundary.

2C--30 to 50 inches; olive (5Y 5/3) sand; common medium prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) mottles; single grain; loose; 5.4 LaMotte-Morgan.

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