Soil Water Table Monitoring Index well SCIT01 - Woodbridge Soils

Click for larger image Topo Map location of well (Cohasett Quad), click for larger image. Click for larger image 1969 Soil Survey map of well SCIT01, this older soil map has the area delineated EuB - Essex extremely stony coarse sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes. Essex soils are well drained till soils. The updated mapping below mapped the area moderately well drained. Click for map unit legend for this map.
Click for larger imageUpdated soil map of SCIT01 well (ADVANCE COPY, SUBJECT TO CHANGE). The area around the well is mapped 311A-Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes, very stony. Click for a description of this soil.

 Download Monitoring Well locations for viewing with Google Earth

LOCATION.--Lat 42o12'32" N, Long 070o28'52" W (Mass. State Plane NAD 83 - 259,350 Easting, 884,532 Northing.
Plymouth County, Town of Scituate - East of Route 3A, North of Main Lot Road, Scituate Conservation Land. Location geo-referenced with a PLGR GPS.
WELL CHARACTERISTICS.--Small hand-dug pit to 45 inches, mechanical drill hole to 56.5 inches. Well type - 2.0 inch diameter screened PVC pipe, total well depth = 56.5 inches below the surface. Installed September 18, 2001.
ELEVATION.-- Surface is 165 ft above sea level, from topographic map (National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929).
SOIL TYPE.--Woodbridge Series - moderately well drained soil formed in dense basal till. Click for a complete pedon description of the soil log from the SCIT01 well. The estimated average seasonal high water table, based on soil morphology for this site is 24 inches below the surface based on soil morphology.
GEOLOGY.-- Lodgement till, mixed minerology.
WELL OBSERVATIONS.--Highest recorded watertable - 3 inches below the surface.  Notes: WT_Depth is the measured depth (inches) to water below the ground surface. Ground surface datum for these readings is 0, to determine the actual depth to water below the surface elevation subtract the depth in the table from 165 feet. The 56.5 inch depth is the total depth of the well.

Contact Jim Turenne for more information | Return to Index Wells

Click here to view a presentation about using a device to measure maximum water table depths (Morgan and Stolt)
USGS Water Resources of Massachusetts and Rhode Island - Ground-Water Data
WRP Technical Note HY-IA-3.1 Installing Monitoring Wells/Piezometers in Wetlands