PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Plymouth Soils: Very deep, excessively drained soil formed in ice contact glacial outwash or loose sandy till. Plymouth soils are on undulating outwash plains, moraines, heads of outwash, and on low lying hills within areas of glacial lake deposits and ground moraine.
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Plymouth Pedon Description 2343801
Plymouth Pedon Description 2343501
Plymouth Pedon Description 2347805
Unit (s): 435A,B,C,E, 436B,C,E, 437B,C,E, 438B,C,E.
Classification: Mesic, coated Typic Quartzipsamments
Drainage Class: Excessively drained.
Parent Material: Mixed loose sandy till and ice contact outwash.
Permeability: Rapid in the solum and rapid to very rapid in the substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Soil Reaction: Extremely acid through strongly acid throughout
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Greater than 6 feet.
Hydrologic Group: A.
Hydric Soil: No.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None
Duration and Months: None
Potential Inclusions: Excessively drained Gloucester and Carver soils are similar inclusions. Well drained Barnstable, Merrimac and Canton soils are on concave and level slopes. Moderately well drained Sudbury and Newfields soils are on lower elevations.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses due to droughtyness and low fertility, irrigation is needed for optimal yields.
Woodland: Poorly suited to woodland productivity due to droughtyness.
Development: Well suited for development, major limitations related large stones and boulders which may hinder small excavation equipment.
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