MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Scarboro Soils: Very
deep, level, very poorly drained soil formed in glacial fluvial
and glacial lacustrine deposits. Scarboro soils are on flat low-lying
areas and depressions on glacial outwash plains, deltas, and
to Official Series Description
Scarboro Pedon Description 2300601
Unit (s): 006, 020
006 Scarboro muck.
020 Scarboro fine sandy loam, silty substratum (correlated to Birdsall).
Classification: Map unit 006: Sandy, mixed, mesic,
Map unit 020: Sandy over silty, mixed, mesic, Histic Humaquepts
Class: Very poorly drained.
Material: Glacial fluvial deposits.
Map unit 006: Rapid or very rapid throughout.
Map unit 020: Rapid or very rapid in the solum, slow to very slow
in the substratum.
Water Holding Capacity: High.
Reaction: Very strongly acid to medium acid in the A horizon
and very strongly acid to slightly acid in the C horizons.
to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
High Watertable: Depth: +0.5 to 0.5 feet below the
surface. Type: Apparent.
Months: November to June.
Potential: Frequency and Type: Commonly ponded. Duration
and Months: Brief to long, December to April.
Inclusions: Very poorly drained Swansea and Birdsall soils
are similar inclusions. Poorly drained Raynham, Wareham, and
Enosburg soils are on higher elevations. Moderately well drained
Sudbury and Deerfield soils are on uplands.
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.