USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Pedon Narrative Description
DATE Sampled: 10/19/1991


Site Identification #: 91MA023044

Map Unit Symbol: 20A

Lab Pedon #: 2302002

Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A

County FIPS Code:

County Name: Plymouth


Location Description: 200 feet south of Rt. 495, 1000 feet East of Cherry Street in the town of Middleboro, MA.

Quadrangle Name:

Latitude: 41 degrees 51 minutes 45.0 seconds N

Longitude: 70 degrees 53 minutes 59.0 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: 1 percent
Horizontal Shape: Plane

Elevation: 70.0 feet

Local: Kettle
Major: Glaciofluvial Landform *

Water Table Information
Water Table Depth: 14.0 inches

Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime

Landuse: Forest land not grazed

Natural Drainage Class: VPD

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

Described by: T. Peragallo

Notes: Weather - sunny, cool

Oi-- 1 to 0 inches; fibric material; abrupt wavy boundary.

Oe-- 0 to 3 inches; black (5YR 2/1) partially decomposed organic matter; moderate fine granular structure; very friable; common coarse roots and common fine and medium; 4.5 LaMotte-Morgan; clear smooth boundary.

Oa-- 3 to 13 inches; black (N 2/0) sapric material; weak fine and medium subangular blocky structure; friable; common fine and medium roots; 5.0 LaMotte-Morgan; abrupt smooth boundary.

Cg--13 to 20 inches; weak red (2.5YR 5/2) sand; single grain; loose; 5.4 LaMotte-Morgan; clear wavy boundary.

organic streaking

C--20 to 35 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/4) sand; common coarse prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) and common medium prominent grayish brown (2.5Y 5/2) mottles; single grain; loose; 5.4 LaMotte-Morgan; clear wavy boundary.

2C--35 to 45 inches; light brownish gray (2.5Y 6/2) fine sandy loam; common medium prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) and common medium prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) mottles; massive; friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan. stratified silt, fine sand, sand

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