PLYMOUTH COUNTY, 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.
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Unit (s): 227A, 227B, 227C
Classification: Mixed, mesic, Typic Udipsamments.
Drainage Class: Well drained.
Parent Material: Sandy eolian and/or fluvial deposits overlying silty lacustrine sediments.
Permeability: Rapid to moderately rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Soil Reaction: Moderate to slightly acid in the solum and strongly acid to neutral in the substratum.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: greater than 5 feet (may be perched on fine textured layers for brief periods.
Months: January to April.
Hydrologic Group: A.
Hydric Soil: No.
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential 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.
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