PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS SOIL SURVEY UPDATE
Scituate Soils: Very deep, moderately well drained soil formed in glacial till. Scituate soils are on summits, topslopes and depressions of drumlins and ground moraines.
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Unit (s): 315A, 315B, 315C, 316A, 316B, 316C
Classification: Coarse-loamy, mixed, mesic, Oxyaquic
Drainage Class: Moderately well drained.
Parent Material: Dense glacial till.
Permeability: Moderate in the solum, slow in the dense substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Moderate.
Soil Reaction: Extremely to moderately acid in the solum, strongly to moderately acid in the substratum.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 1.5 to 3 feet. Type: Perched. Months: November to May.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: No (may have hydric inclusions).
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential Inclusions: Woodbridge, Birchwood, and Newfields soils are similar inclusions. Poorly drained Norwell, Ridgebury, and Mattapoisett soils are along drainageways. Well drained Paxton, Poquonock and Montauk soils are on higher elevations.
Agriculture: Map units 315A and 315B are prime farmland soils. Map units 315C, 316C and 316B are important farmland soils.
Woodland: Well suited for woodland.
Development: Major limitations related to slow permeability in the dense till substratum and seasonal high watertables. Large surface and subsurface stones and boulders may interfere with excavation. Erosion hazards are likely during development, measures should be taken to prevent erosion.
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