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Bridgehampton Soils

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BhA - Bridgehampton silt loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.

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This nearly level, well drained to moderately well drained soil is on outwash plains and terraces. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 80 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown silt loam about 8 inches thick. The subsoil is 33 inches thick. The upper 16 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam; the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown very gravelly sand to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Agawam and Enfield soils and moderately well drained Scio and Tisbury soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 3 percent. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and rapid or very rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is slow. This soil is strongly acid through medium acid.

This soil is suited to community development. Onsite septic systems need careful design and installation to prevent pollution of ground water, and roads and streets need special design to prevent frost heaving. Slopes of excavated areas are commonly unstable.

Most areas of this soil are farmed, a use to which the soil is suited. 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 suitable for trees, woodland wildlife habitat, and openland wildlife habitat. It is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability class I woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BhB - Bridgehampton silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.

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This gently sloping, well drained to moderately well drained soil is on outwash plains and terraces. Areas are irregular in shape and range from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown silt loam about 8 inches thick. The subsoil is 33 inches thick. The upper 16 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam, the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown very gravelly sand to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Agawam and Enfield soils and moderately well drained Scio and Tisbury soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 8 percent. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and rapid or very rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is medium. This soil is very strongly acid through medium acid.

This soil is suitable for community development. Onsite septic systems need careful design and installation to prevent pollution of ground water, and roads and streets need special design and installation to prevent frost heaving. Slopes of excavated areas are commonly unstable. The use of straw bale sediment barriers, mulching, quickly establishing plant cover, and the use of siltation basins help to control erosion during construction.

Most areas of this soil are farmed, a use to which the soil is suited. The hazard of erosion is moderate. Strip- cropping, the use of diversions and cover crops, and the return of crop residue to the soil help to control erosion and maintain organic manor content and tilth.

This soil is suitable for trees, woodland wildlife habitat, and openland wildlife habitat, It is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass IIe; woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BmA - Bridgehampton silt loam, till substratum, 0 to 3 percent slopes.

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This nearly level, well drained to moderately well drained soil is on crests of upland hills. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown silt loam about 8 inches thick. The subsoil is 33 inches thick. The upper 16 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam; the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton, Charlton, and Narragansett soils and moderately well drained Wapping and Scio soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 3 percent. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and moderately rapid or rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is slow. This soil is very strongly acid through medium acid.

This soil is suitable for community development, but roads and streets need special design to help reduce frost heaving. The soil is a poor source of sand and gravel.

Most areas of this soil are used for farming, and the soil is suited to cultivated crops. 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 suitable for trees, woodland wildlife habitat, and openland wildlife habitat. It is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability class I woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BmB - Bridgehampton silt loam, till substratum, 3 to 8 percent slopes.

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This gently sloping, well drained to moderately well drained soil is on side slopes and crests of upland hills. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown silt loam about 8 inches thick. The subsoil is 33 inches thick. The upper 16 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam; the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton, Charlton, and Narragansett soils and moderately well drained Wapping and Scio soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 8 percent. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of this soil is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and moderately rapid or rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is medium. This soil is very strongly acid through medium acid.

This soil is suitable for community development, but roads and streets need proper design to reduce frost heaving. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and siltation basins and quickly establishing plant cover help to reduce erosion during construction. This soil is a poor source of sand and gravel.

Most areas of this soil are farmed, and the soil is suited 10 cultivated crops. The hazard of erosion is moderate. Strip-cropping, the use of diversions and cover crops, and the return of crop residue to the soil help to control erosion and maintain tilth and organic matter content.

This soil is suitable for trees, woodland wildlife habitat, and openland wildlife habitat. It is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass IIe, woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BnB – Bridgehampton - Charlton complex, very stony, 0 to 8 percent slopes.

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This complex consists of nearly level to gently sloping, well drained to moderately well drained soils on slopes and crests of upland hills. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface of the complex. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 150 acres. The complex is approximately 60 percent Bridgehampton soils, 25 percent Charlton soils, and 15 percent other soils. The soils are so intermingled that it was n practical to map them separately.

Typically, the Bridgehampton soils have a surface layer of very dark grayish brown silt loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 39 inches thick. The upper 22 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam; the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Typically, the Charlton soils have a surface layer of very dark brown fine sandy loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 25 inches thick. The upper 15 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 10 inches is yellowish brown gravelly sandy loam. The substratum is light brownish gray gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this complex in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Narragansett soils and moderately well drained Wapping and Scio soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 8 percent and small areas of soils that do not have stones on the surface.

The permeability of the Bridgehampton soils is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and moderately rapid or rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high and runoff is slow to medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

The permeability of the Charlton soils is moderate to moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is slow to medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

Most areas of this complex are in woodland. A small acreage is cleared and used for pasture.

These soils are suitable for community development, but roads and streets need special design to prevent frost heaving, and the removal of stones and boulders from the surface is necessary for landscaping. The use of straw bale sediment barriers, mulching, and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction. The soils in this complex are a poor source of sand and gravel.

The stones and boulders on the surface make these soils poorly suited to cultivated crops and severely hinder the use of farming equipment. These soils are suited to grasses and legumes for pasture. The hazard of erosion is moderate. Minimum tillage and maintaining a permanent plant cover help to control erosion.

These soils are suited to woodland wildlife habitat, but stoniness limits suitability for openland wildlife habitat and the soils are too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; Bridgehampton part in woodland group 3o, Charlton part in woodland group 4o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BnC – Bridgehampton - Charlton complex, very stony, 8 to 15 percent slopes.

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This complex consists of sloping, well drained to moderately well drained soils on side slopes of upland hills. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface of the complex. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres. The complex is approximately 60 percent Bridgehampton soils, 25 percent Charlton soils, and 15 percent other soils. The soils in this complex are so intermingled on the landscape that it was not practical to map them separately.

Typically the Bridgehampton soils have a surface layer of very dark grayish brown sill loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 39 inches thick. The upper 22 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam; the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam; the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Typically the Charlton soils have a surface layer of very dark brown fine sandy loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 25 inches thick. The upper 15 inches is dark yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 10 inches is yellowish brown gravelly sandy loam. The sub stratum is light brownish gray gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this complex in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Narragansett soils and moderately well drained Wapping and Scio soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 15 percent and small areas of soils that do not have stones on the surface.

The permeability of the Bridgehampton soils is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and moderately rapid or rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

The permeability of the Charlton soils is moderate to moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

Most areas of this complex are in woodland. A small acreage is cleared and used for pasture.

This complex is suitable for community development but slope is a main limitation. Onsite sewage disposal systems need careful design and installation and local roads and streets need special design to prevent frost heaving. Quickly establishing plant cover, mulching, and the use of diversions and siltation basins help to control erosion during construction. The soils in this complex are a poor source of sand and gravel.

The stones and boulders on the surface make these soils poorly suited to cultivated crops and severely hinder the use of farming equipment. The soils are suited to grasses and legumes for pasture. The hazard of erosion is severe. Maintaining a permanent plant cover and minimum tillage help to control erosion.

These soils are suitable for trees and woodland wildlife habitat. Stoniness limits use for openland wildlife habitat, and the soils are too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; Bridgehampton part in woodland group 3o, Charlton part in woodland group 4o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

BoC – Bridgehampton - Charlton complex, extremely stony, 3 to 15 percent slopes.

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Link to Official Soil Series Description for Charlton Soils

These gently sloping to sloping, well drained to moderately well drained soils are on side slopes of glacial upland hills. Stones and boulders cover I 0 to 35 percent of the surface of the complex. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres. The complex is approximately 80 percent Bridgehampton soils, 25 percent Charlton soils, and IS percent other soils. The soils are so intermingled that it was not practical to map them separately.

Typically the Bridgehampton soils have a surface layer of very dark brown silt loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 39 inches thick. The upper 22 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam: the next 8 inches is grayish brown, mottled silt loam: the next 6 inches is strong brown silt loam; and the lower 3 inches is light olive brown, mottled very fine sandy loam. The substratum is grayish brown gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Typically the Charlton soils have a surface layer of very dark brown fine sandy loam about 2 inches thick. The subsoil is 25 inches thick. The upper 15 inches of the subsoil is dark yellowish brown fine sandy loam, and the lower 10 inches is yellowish brown gravelly sandy loam. The substratum is light brownish gray gravelly sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this complex in mapping are small areas of well drained Canton and Narragansett soils and moderately well drained Wapping, Sutton, and Scio soils. Also included are small areas of soils that have slopes of more than 15 percent and small areas of soils that do not have stones on the surface.

The permeability of the Bridgehampton soils is moderate in the surface layer and subsoil and moderately rapid or rapid in the substratum. Available water capacity is high, and runoff is medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

The permeability of the Charlton soils is moderate to moderately rapid. Available water capacity is moderate, and runoff is medium. The soils are very strongly acid through medium acid.

This complex is suitable for community development, but stoniness is a major limitation. Onsite sewage disposal systems need careful design and installation and local roads and streets need special design to prevent frost heaving. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and siltation basins and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction. The soils in this complex are a poor source of sand and gravel.

These soils are suited to trees, and most areas are in woodland. The stones and boulders on the surface hinder the use of logging equipment.

The stones and boulders on the surface make the soils unsuitable for cultivated crops and the use of farming equipment impractical. The hazard of erosion is moderate to severe and can be controlled by establishing permanent plant cover.

This complex is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. Stoniness limits use for openland wildlife habitat, and the soils are too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIIs; Bridgehampton part in woodland group 3x, Charlton part in woodland group 4x.