USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: SWANSEA
Site Identification #: 91MA023088
Map Unit Symbol: 51
Lab Pedon #: 2305101
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 149B
County FIPS Code:
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: Approximately 135 feet west of un-named dirt road at a point 2,200 feet south of Fearing Hill Road in the town of Wareham. Un-named road is located approximately 600 feet east of the intersection of Fearing Hill Road and County Road.
Latitude: 41 degrees 45 minutes 39.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 46 minutes 29.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Elevation: 35.0 feet
Water Table Information
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Landuse: Forest land not grazed
Natural Drainage Class: Very poorly drained
Parent Material: Slightly weathered organic from organic over Slightly weathered glacial outwash from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: P.C. Fletcher
Notes: Weather - partly sunny, 80 degrees F.; vegetation species: White Pine, Red Maple Sweet Pepper Bush, High Bush Blueberry, Skunk Cabbage, Sphagnum Moss
Oi-- 1 to 0 inches; fibric material; abrupt wavy boundary. nondecomposed leaves, pine needles, and twigs
Oe-- 0 to 3.5 inches; dark reddish brown (5YR 3/2) and dark reddish brown (5YR 3/2), crushed, and brown (7.5YR 4/4), pyrophosphate extract, partially decomposed organic matter; massive; very friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common medium and coarse roots and common very fine and fine; 65.0 percent fiber unrubbed; 30.0 percent fiber rubbed; 3.8 Bromcresol green; 3.5 pH meter 1:2 calcium chloride; abrupt wavy boundary.
Oa1-- 3 to 13 inches; very dark gray (5YR 3/1) and black (N 2/0), crushed, and dark brown (7.5YR 3/2), pyrophosphate extract, sapric material; massive; friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common very fine and fine roots and common medium and coarse; 40.0 percent fiber unrubbed; 15.0 percent fiber rubbed; 4.2 Bromcresol green; 3.8 pH meter 1:2 calcium chloride; clear wavy boundary.
Oa2--13 to 24 inches; black (N 2/0) and black (N 2/0), crushed, and very dark brown (10YR 2/2), pyrophosphate extract, sapric material; massive; friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common very fine roots; 10.0 percent fiber unrubbed; 2.0 percent fiber rubbed; 4.6 Bromcresol green; 4.5 pH meter 1:2 calcium chloride; abrupt wavy boundary. appear to be young roots - possibly this year's growth prompted by seasonally low water tables
C1--24 to 55 inches; grayish brown (2.5Y 5/2) coarse sand; few fine and medium faint dark grayish brown (10YR 4/2) mottles; single grain; loose; 5.2 Chlorophenol red; 2 percent subangular mixed gravel; abrupt smooth boundary. thin transition horizon between Oa2 and C1 horizons - color 10YR 3/1 - texture cos
C2--55 to 60 inches; brown (10YR 5/3) coarse sand; single grain; loose; 5.2 Chlorophenol red; 40 percent subangular mixed gravel.