PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Raynham Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soil formed in silty glacial lacustrine deposits. Raynham soils are on low areas of glacial lake plains and terraces.
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Raynham Pedon Description 2303001 | Water Table Data Bridgewater Well Site | Soil Temperature Data
Unit (s): 030
Taxonomic Classification: Coarse - silty, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Aeric Epiaquepts.
Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
Parent Material: Lacustrine silts and clays and waterlaid deposits of fine and very fine sands.
Permeability: Slow to very slow.
Available Water Holding Capacity: High.
Soil Reaction: Very strongly acid to moderately acid throughout.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 0.0 to 1.5 feet below the surface. Type: Apparent/perched.
Months: November to May.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: Yes.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Frequently ponded. Duration and Months: Brief to long, November to May.
Potential Inclusions: Enosburg and Wareham soils are similar inclusions. Very poorly drained Birdsall and Scarboro, silty soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Scio and Eldridge soils are on higher elevations.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses mainly due to wetness.
Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness.
Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high watertables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time.
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