PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Scio Soils: Very deep, moderately well drained soil formed in glacial lacustrine silts and very fine sand. Scio soils are on glacial lake plains, deltas, and low terraces.
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Unit (s): 223A, 223B
223A Scio very fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
223B Scio very fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
Classification: Coarse - silty, mixed, mesic, Aquic
Drainage Class: Moderately well drained.
Parent Material: Lacustrine silts, very fine sand and silty clay loam sediments.
Permeability: Slow to moderately slow.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Moderate to high.
Soil Reaction: Very strongly to moderately acid above 40 inches, and strongly acid to mildly alkaline below 40 inches.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 1.5 to 3.5 feet below the surface.
Months: December to April.
Hydrologic Group: B.
Hydric Soil: No (may have hydric inclusions).
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential Inclusions: Deerfield and Eldridge soils are similar inclusions. Poorly drained Enosburg, Raynham, and Wareham soils are on lower elevations. Well drained Hinesburg, Windsor, and Wampanucket soils are on higher elevations.
Agriculture: Well suited for most agricultural uses. Scio soils are prime farmland soils.
Woodland: Well suited for woodland.
Development: Major limitations related to seasonal high watertables and slow permeability in the silty substratum.
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