PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Walpole Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soil formed in glacial fluvial deposits. Walpole soils are in low-lying positions on outwash plains, deltas, and terraces.
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Unit (s): 031
Map Phases: 031 Walpole fine sandy loam.
Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
Parent Material: Glacial fluvial and lacustrine deposits.
Permeability: Rapid or very rapid throughout.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Moderate.
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: 0.0 to 1.5 feet below the surface. Type: Apparent.
Months: November to June.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: Yes.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Commonly ponded. Duration and Months: Brief , December to April.
Potential Inclusions: Wareham and Raynham soils are similar inclusions. Very poorly drained Scarboro and Birdsall soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Sudbury and Deerfield 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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