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Sutton Soils

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

StA- Sutton fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.

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This nearly level, moderately well drained soil is in depressions of glacial uplands and in low areas that border the uplands. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 3 to 50 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 22 inches thick. The upper 14 inches is dark brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 8 inches is yellowish brown, mottled sandy loam. The substratum is light olive brown, mottled gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Charlton soils on convex slopes, moderately well drained Woodbridge soils and Wapping soils on similar landforms, and poorly drained Leicester and Ridgebury soils on concave slopes and drainageways. Included areas make up about 15 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate or moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is slow. This soil has a seasonal high water table at a depth of about 20 inches from late fall through midspring. The soil is very strongly acid through medium acid in the surface layer and subsoil and very strongly acid through slightly acid in the substratum.

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the seasonal high water table. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. If suitable outlets are available, subsurface drains can be used to help prevent wet basements. Roads and streets need careful design to prevent frost heaving.

The soil is suited to trees, but most areas are cleared and used for farming.

This soil is suited to cultivated crops. It dries out and warms slowly in the spring, limiting early planting and machinery operation, and artificial drainage is needed. The use of cover crops and the return of crop residue to the soil help to maintain tilth and organic matter content.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat and openland wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to wetland wildlife habitat because it lacks adequate water in the summer. Capability subclass IIw; woodland group 4o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

StB�Sutton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.

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This gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is on the lower side slopes of glacial uplands. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 22 inches thick. The upper 14 inches is dark brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 8 inches is yellowish brown, mottled sandy loam. The substratum is light olive brown, mottled gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Charlton soils on convex slopes, moderately well drained Woodbridge soils and Wapping soils on similar landforms, and poorly drained Leicester and Ridgebury soils on concave slopes and drainageways. Also included are small areas of soils with stones on the surface and soils with slopes of more than 8 percent. Included areas make up about 15 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate or moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is medium. This soil has a seasonal high water table at a depth of about 20 inches from late fall through midspring. The soil is very strongly acid through medium acid in the surface layer and subsoil and very strongly acid through slightly acid in the substratum.

This soil is suitable for community development. The main limitation for this use is the seasonal high water table. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. If suitable outlets are available, subsurface drains can be used to help prevent wet basements. Roads and streets need careful design to prevent frost heaving. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

The soil is suited to trees, but most areas are cleared and used for farming.

This soil is suited to cultivated crops. It dries out and warms up slowly in the spring, limiting early planting and machinery operation. The use of cover crops, diversions, and stripcropping and the return of crop residue to the soil help to maintain tilth and organic matter content.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat and openland wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to wetland wildlife habitat because it is too dry in summer. Capability subclass IIw; woodland group 4o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

SuB - Sutton very stony fine sandy loam, 0 to 8 percent slopes.

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This nearly level to gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is in small depressions and on lower side slopes of the uplands. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 3 to 150 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 22 inches thick. The upper 14 inches is dark brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 8 inches is yellowish brown, mottled sandy loam. The substratum is light olive brown, mottled gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Charlton soils on convex slopes, moderately well drained Woodbridge soils and Wapping soils on similar landforms, and poorly drained Leicester and Ridgebury soils on concave slopes and drainageways. Included areas make up about 15 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate or moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is slow to medium. This soil has a seasonal high water table at a depth of about 20 inches from late fall through midspring. The soil is very strongly acid through medium acid in the surface layer and subsoil and very strongly acid through slightly acid in the substratum.

Most areas of this soil are in woodland. Some small areas are cleared and used for pasture.

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the seasonal high water table. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. If suitable outlets are available, subsurface drains can be used to help prevent wet basements. Roads and streets need careful design to prevent frost heaving, and the stones and boulders on the surface need to be removed for landscaping. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and quickly establishing plant cover help control erosion during construction.

The stones and boulders on the surface make the soil unsuitable for cultivated crops and severely hinder the use of farming equipment.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to openland wildlife habitat or wetland wild life habitat. Capability subclass VIs; woodland group 4o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

SvB - Sutton extremely stony fine sandy loam, 0 to 8 percent slopes.

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This nearly level to gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is on the lower side slopes of glacial upland hills and in low areas that border up lands. Stones and boulders cover 10 to 35 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 3 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 22 inches thick. The upper 14 inches is dark brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 8 inches is yellowish brown, mottled sandy loam. The substratum is light olive brown, mottled gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Charlton soils on convex slopes, moderately well drained Woodbridge soils and Wapping soils on similar landforms, and poorly drained Leicester and Ridgebury soils on concave slopes and drainageways. Also included are small areas of soils with slopes of more than 8 percent and soils with a surface layer of silt loam. Included areas make up about 15 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate or moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate. This soil has a seasonal high water table at a depth of about 20 inches from late fall through midspring. The soil is very strongly acid through medium acid in the surface layer and subsoil and very strongly acid through slightly acid in the substratum.

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the seasonal high water table and the stones and boulders on the surface. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation because of the wetness. If suitable outlets are available, subsurface drains can be used to help prevent wet basements. Roads and streets need careful design to prevent frost heaving, and the stones and boulders need to be re moved for landscaping. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to trees, and most areas are wooded. The stones and boulders on the surface hinder the use of planting and harvesting equipment.

The soil is not suited to cultivated crops, because the stones and boulders make the use of farming equipment impractical.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. It is not suited to openland wildlife habitat and is poorly suited to wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIIs; wood land group 4x.

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