MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Wapanucket Soils: Very
deep, well-drained soils formed in sandy eolian and/or fluvial
deposits underlain by silty lacustrine deposits. Wampanucket
soils are on deltas and lake plains.
Wapanucket Description 2322701
Wapanucket Description 2322702
Wapanucket Description 2322705
Unit (s): 227A, 227B, 227C
227A Wampanucket loamy sandy, 0 to 3 percent
227B Wampanucket loamy sand, 3 to 8 percent
227C Wampanucket loamy sand, 8 to 15 percent
Classification: Mixed, mesic, Typic Udipsamments.
Class: Well drained.
Material: Sandy eolian and/or fluvial deposits overlying
silty lacustrine sediments.
Rapid to moderately rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Reaction: Moderate to slightly acid in the solum and strongly
acid to neutral in the substratum.
to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
High Watertable: Depth: greater than 5 feet (may be
perched on fine textured layers for brief periods.
Months: January to April.
Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Inclusions: Windsor, Merrimac and Hinesburg soils are similar
inclusions. Moderately well drained Eldridge and Scio soils are
on lower elevations. Poorly drained Enosburg and Raynham soils
are along drainageways.
Agriculture: Well suited for most agricultural uses.
Irrigation is needed for optimal yield. Wapanucket soils are
prime farmland soils.
Woodland: Well suited for woodland.
Development: Major limitations related to slow
permeability in the silty substratum.