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 terraces.

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Scarboro Pedon Description 2300601

Map Unit (s): 006, 020
Map Phases:

  • 006 Scarboro muck.
    020 Scarboro fine sandy loam, silty substratum (correlated to Birdsall).
  • Taxonomic Classification: Map unit 006: Sandy, mixed, mesic, Histic Humaquepts.
    Map unit 020: Sandy over silty, mixed, mesic, Histic Humaquepts
    Drainage Class: Very poorly drained.
    Parent Material: Glacial fluvial deposits.
    Permeability: 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.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: High.
    Soil Reaction: Very strongly acid to medium acid in the A horizon and very strongly acid to slightly acid in the C horizons.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: +0.5 to 0.5 feet below the surface. Type: Apparent. Months: November to June.
    Hydrologic Group: D.
    Hydric Soil: Yes.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Commonly ponded. Duration and Months: Brief to long, December to April.
    Potential 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.

    Soil Suitability:

    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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