Windsor Soils: Very deep, excessively drained soils formed in sandy glacial outwash. Windsor soils are on glacial outwash plains, deltas, and on the tops of glacial stream terraces.

The Unofficial State Soil of Connecticut

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Windsor Laboratory Data (S-54-MA-023-005)
Water Table data for a Windsor soil | Windsor pedon description 2325501 |Windsor pedon description 2325502 | Windsor pedon description 2325503 | Windsor pedon description 2325504

Map Unit (s): 255A, 255B, 255C
Map Phases:

  • 255A Windsor sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.
    255B Windsor sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.
    255C Windsor sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes.
    255E Windsor sandy loam, 15 to 35 percent slopes
  • Taxonomic Classification: Mixed, mesic, Typic Udipsamments.
    Drainage Class: Excessively drained.
    Parent Material: Sandy glacial fluvial deposits.
    Permeability: Rapid or very rapid throughout.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
    Soil Reaction: Very strongly to moderately acid in the solum and very strongly to slightly acid in the substratum.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: greater than 5 feet.
    Type: apparent.
    Hydrologic Group: A.
    Hydric Soil: No.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
    Potential Inclusions: Plymouth, Merrimac, Hinckley and Carver soils are similar inclusions. . Moderately well drained Deerfield and Sudbury soils are on lower elevations. Poorly drained Wareham and Pipestone soils are along drainageways.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Irrigation is needed for optimal production. Windsor soils are important farmland soils.

    Woodland: Well suited for woodland.

    Development: Windsor soils have few limitations for development. They are associated with aquifer recharge areas and measures should be taken to protect the aquifer.

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