USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Pedon Narrative Description
DATE Sampled: 10/08/1991


Site Identification #: 91MA023086

Map Unit Symbol: 227B

Lab Pedon #: 2322703

Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A

County FIPS Code:

County Name: Plymouth


Location Description: 50 feet west of Summer Street, 850 feet east of railroad tracks, 4000 feet south of Auburn and Laurel Street in the town of Bridgewater, Bridgewater State Forest. Pinpointed on Bridgewater Quad, office copy in Middleboro F.O.

Quadrangle Name:

Latitude: 41 degrees 57 minutes 44.0 seconds N

Longitude: 70 degrees 56 minutes 57.0 seconds W

UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:

Photograph #: 49143

Description Category: Full pedon description

Pedon Category: Within range of map unit

Slope Characteristics Information
Slope: 3 percent
Aspect: 270 degrees
Horizontal Shape: Convex

Elevation: 65.0 feet

Local: Outwash Terrace
Major: Glaciofluvial Landform *


Geomorphic Position: on upper third, summit, of a head slope

Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime

Landuse: Abandonded cropland

Stoniness: 0.00 percent

Natural Drainage Class: Well drained

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

Described by: Jim Turenne

Notes: Backhoe pit for workshop; vegetation species include Rye, White pine, Pitch Pine, and Shrubs


Ap-- 0 to 9 inches; dark brown (10YR 3/3) loamy sand; fine granular structure; loose; common very fine and fine roots; 5.4 Chlorophenol red; 5 percent rounded gravel; abrupt smooth boundary.

Bw1-- 9 to 14 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) loamy sand; single grain; loose; common very fine and fine roots; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; 3 percent rounded gravel; clear wavy boundary.


C1--14 to 24 inches; light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/4) sand; single grain; loose; common very fine roots; 5.6 Chlorophenol red; 1 percent rounded gravel; abrupt smooth boundary.

2C1--24 to 33 inches; olive (5Y 5/3) very fine sandy loam; massive; friable; common medium roots and common very fine; 5.7 Chlorophenol red; clear wavy boundary. CV1 roots are dead roots

2C2--33 to 50 inches; light brownish gray (2.5Y 6/2) loamy very fine sand; massive; very friable; 5.7 Chlorophenol red; clear wavy boundary. very fine (thin 2mm) horizontal banding in lower 2C2 - darker color

2C3--50 to 70 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) and olive yellow (2.5Y 6/6) very fine sandy loam and loamy sand; common fine and coarse prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) mottles; massive; very friable; 5.5 Chlorophenol red; abrupt smooth boundary. 2nd color is a 3" band at top of horizon (rust line)

--70 to 75 inches; light brownish gray (2.5Y 6/2) sand; single grain; loose; 5.7 Chlorophenol red. silty below 75-80 inches

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