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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Map Unit (s): 227A, 227B, 227C
Map Phases:

  • 227A Wampanucket loamy sandy, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    227B Wampanucket loamy sand, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
    227C Wampanucket loamy sand, 8 to 15 percent slopes.
  • Taxonomic 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.
    Type: Perched.
    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.

    Soil Suitability:

    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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