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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Map Unit (s): 031
Map Phases: 031 Walpole fine sandy loam.
Taxonomic Classification:
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.

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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