PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Wareham Soils: Very deep, nearly level, poorly drained soil formed in sandy glacial fluvial materials derived from granite and gneiss. Wareham soils are in depressions of glacial outwash plains, deltas and stream terraces.
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Unit (s): 032
Map Phase: Wareham loamy sand
Taxonomic Classification: Mixed, mesic, Humaqueptic Psammaquents.
Drainage Class: Poorly drained.
Parent Material: Glacial fluvial deposits.
Permeability: Rapid throughout.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Soil Reaction: Extremely acid to Strongly acid throughout.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 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 to long, November to May.
Potential Inclusions: Poorly drained Walpole, Pipestone, and Saugatuck soils are similar inclusions. Very poorly drained Scarboro and Berryland soils are on lower elevations. Moderately well drained Deerfield and Eldridge 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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