USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: UDIPSAMMENTS
Map Unit Name: Udipsamments, smooth
Site Identification #: 92MA023016
Map Unit Symbol: 665 Note ID: Yield ID:
Lab Pedon #: 2366501 Source Lab Id:
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County FIPS Code:
County Name: Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Soil Survey Area Name: Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Location Description: Bridgewater Quadrangle - town of Middleboro, 600' north of Rt. 495, 1300' west of Rt. 105, 900' south of Conrail/Rt. 28 overpass, in an abandoned sand & gravel pit.
Quadrangle Name: Bridgewater Quadrangle
Latitude: 41 degrees 53 minutes 7.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 55 minutes 26.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49-145A
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Within range of map unit
Slope Characteristics Information
Geographically Associated Soils: Windsor, Windsor-silty, Hinckley, Merrimac
Classification: ____ , ____ , ____ , ____ , ____ ____
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Stoniness: 0.00 percent
Permeability: Very rapid
Natural Drainage Class:
Parent Material: Weathered glacial outwash from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: Jim Turenne
Notes: Area is an abandoned sand & gravel pit, mapunit now has pitch pine (15-20' high) growing, pit described in a barren area, with only grasses and moss growing; water table > 200 cm; weather - sunny, dry, cool 50 degrees F.
Ap-- 0 to 9 inches; 85 percent dark yellowish brown (10YR 4/4) and 10 percent yellowish brown (10YR 5/8) and 5 percent very dark gray (10YR 3/1) loamy sand; massive; very friable, nonsticky and nonplastic; common very fine and fine roots and common medium; 5.2 Chlorophenol red; 10 percent rounded mixed gravel; abrupt smooth boundary. Ap colors should be moist color; Ap horizon is an altered horizon; colors are intermixed; horizon is probably topsoil material replaced after sand removal operation. Low chroma colors not related to saturation (reduction) - color of uncoated sand grains.
C1-- 9 to 22 inches; light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/3) sand; single grain; loose, nonsticky and nonplastic; common very fine roots and common medium; 5.5 Chlorophenol red; 5 percent rounded gravel; abrupt smooth boundary. C1 horizon is stratified sands generally f-m sands; 22-28 cm 2.5Y 6/3 sand; 28-33 cm 2.5Y 5/3 fine sand; 33-38 cm 2.5Y 6/3 sand, w/5mm bands of 2.5Y 5/4; 38-55 cm 2.5Y 6/2 sand, w/3% fine gravel; low chroma colors not related to saturation (reduction) - color of uncoated sand grains.
C2--22 to 50 inches; light brownish gray (2.5Y 6/2) coarse sand; single grain; loose, nonsticky and nonplastic; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; distinct continuous strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) iron stains on sand and gravel; 5 percent subrounded gravel and 3 percent subrounded cobbles; abrupt smooth boundary. C2 horizon is stratified sand & gravel, mainly coarse sand; 55-71 cm 2.5Y 6/2 (dominant color, individual grains range from white to black), coarse sand 10% fine gravel; 71-74 cm 7.5YR 5/8 gravelly coarse sand - 20% fine & medium gravel, (accumulation of iron oxide); 74-125 cm 2.5Y 6/2 (color of quartz grain) gravelly coarse sand, 20% fine gravel, 5% med-coarse gravel, 2% cobble. Iron oxide coating on a coarse layer in C2 horizon at a depth of 71-74 cm not related to a seasonal high water table. (See description in footnote above.)
C3--50 to 54 inches; grayish brown (2.5Y 5/2) sand; single grain; loose, nonsticky and nonplastic; 6.0 Bromthymol blue; 1 percent rounded gravel; abrupt smooth boundary.
C4--54 to 80 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/3) coarse sand; single grain; loose, nonsticky and nonplastic; 6.0 Bromthymol blue; 5 percent subrounded gravel.