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Paxton Soils

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PaA - Paxton fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This nearly level, well drained soil is on crests of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown and grayish brown firm fine sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Boradbrook, Canton and Charlton soils on associated landforms, and moderately drained Woodbridge soils on level to slightly concave landforms. Also included are small areas of soils with stones on the surface. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

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

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the slow or very slow permeability of the substratum. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. Quickly establishing plant cover helps to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to cultivated crops (Prime Farmland Map Unit). The use of cover crops and the return of crop residue to the soil help to maintain tilth and organic mailer content.

The soil is suited to 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

PaB - Paxton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This gently sloping, well drained soil is on side slopes of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 75 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown, and grayish brown firm fine 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 and moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils. Also included are small areas of soils with stones on the surface. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

The permeability of the soil is moderate or moderately rapid in the surface layer and subsoil and slow or very slow in the substratum. Available water capacity is moderate. The soil is very strongly acid through slightly acid.

Most areas of this soil are used for farming (Prime Farmland Soil Map Unit). Some are in woodland, and the soil is suitable for trees.

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. The use of straw bale sediment barriers, temporary diversions, and siltation basins and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to cultivated crops. The hazard of erosion is moderate. Stripcropping, 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 suited to woodland wildlife habitat and openland wildlife habitat. It is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIe; woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PbB - Paxton very stony fine sandy loam, 0 to 8 percent slopes.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This nearly level to gently sloping, well drained soil is on side slopes of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 100 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown and grayish brown firm fine 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 and moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils. Also included are areas of poorly drained Ridgebury and Leicester soils in small drainageways. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

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

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. Roads and streets require careful design to prevent frost heaving. Stones and boulders need to be removed for landscaping. Straw bale sediment barriers and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to trees. Most areas of the soil are wooded.

The stones and boulders on the surface make this soil unsuitable for cultivated crops and hinder the use of farming equipment. The hazard of erosion is slight to moderate; maintaining a permanent vegetative cover helps to control erosion.

This soil is suited to woodland Wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to openland wildlife habitat and is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PbC - Paxton very stony fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This sloping, well drained soil is on side slopes of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 80 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown and grayish brown firm fine 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 and moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils. Also included are small areas of poorly drained Ridgebury and Leicester soils in drainageways. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

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

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation to prevent effluent from coming to the surface. 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, siltation basins, and temporary diversions and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to trees. Most areas of the soil are wooded.

The stones and boulders on the surface make this soil unsuitable for cultivated crops and hinder the use of farming equipment. The hazard of erosion is severe.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to openland wildlife habitat and is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PcC - Paxton extremely stony fine sandy loam, 3 to 15 percent slopes.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This gently sloping and sloping, well drained soil is on side slopes of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Stones and boulders cover 10 to 35 per cent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 200 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown, and grayish brown firm fine 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, moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils, and soils with slopes of more than 15 percent. Also included are small areas of poorly drained Ridgebury and Leicester soils in drainageways. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

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

The soil is suited to trees, and most areas are in woodland.

This soil is suitable for community development but is limited by the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum and the stones and boulders on the surface. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation. Roads and streets need careful design to prevent frost heaving, and the stones and boulders need to be removed for site preparation and landscaping. The use of straw bale sediment barriers and siltation basins helps to control erosion during construction.

The stones and boulders on the surface make this soil unsuitable for farming and the use of farming equipment impractical.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. It is unsuitable for openland wildlife habitat or wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; woodland group 3x.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PD - Paxton-Urban land complex.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This complex consists of well drained Paxton soils and areas of Urban land. The complex is on glacial till uplands and drumlins in densely populated areas. Slopes are mainly about 6 percent but range from 0 to 15 percent. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 10 to 200 acres. The complex is about 40 percent Paxton soils, 30 percent Urban land, and 30 percent other soils. The soils and Urban land are so intermingled that it was impractical to map them separately.

Typically the surface layer of the Paxton soils is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown, and grayish brown firm fine sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Urban land consists of areas covered by streets, parking lots, buildings, and other urban structures.

Included with this complex in mapping are areas, up to 10 acres in size, of well drained Broadbrook soils, moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils, and Udorthents.

The permeability of the Paxton soils is moderate or moderately rapid in the surface layer and subsoil and slow or very slow in the substratum. Available water capacity is moderate. Runoff is medium to rapid on the Paxton soils. The soil is very strongly acid through slightly acid.

This complex is used mainly for homesites, shopping centers, industrial parks, streets, and other urban purposes. Homesites range mostly from 10,000 to 50,000 square feet.

The Paxton soils in the complex are limited for community development by the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum. Onsite sewage systems need special design and installation. Roads and streets require careful design and installation to prevent frost heaving, and footing drains help prevent wet basements. Quickly establishing plant cover, mulching, and the use of diversions, siltation basins, and straw bale sediment barriers help to control erosion during construction.

Areas of this complex require onsite investigation and evaluation for most uses. Capability subclass and wood land group not assigned.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

PbD - Paxton fine sandy loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes, very stony.

Link to Official Soil Series Description for Paxton Soils | Write-up on Paxton Soils from 1963

This steep, well drained soil is on side slopes of glacial till uplands and drumlins. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and mostly range from 5 to 80 acres.

Typically the surface layer is very dark grayish brown fine sandy loam about 5 inches thick. The subsoil is brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam 18 inches thick. The substratum is light brownish gray, yellowish brown and grayish brown firm fine 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 and moderately well drained Woodbridge and Sutton soils. Also included are small areas of poorly drained Ridgebury and Leicester soils in drainageways. Included areas make up about 10 percent of this map unit.

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

This soil is generally unsuited for community development mainly due to steep slopes and surface stones and boulders and the very slow permeability in the substratum. Onsite sewage disposal systems need special design and installation to prevent effluent from coming to the surface. 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, siltation basins, and temporary diversions and quickly establishing plant cover help to control erosion during construction.

This soil is suited to trees. Most areas of the soil are wooded.

The steep slopes, stones and boulders on the surface make this soil unsuitable for cultivated crops and hinder the use of farming equipment. The hazard of erosion is severe.

This soil is suited to woodland wildlife habitat. It is poorly suited to openland wildlife habitat and is too dry to provide wetland wildlife habitat. Capability subclass VIs; woodland group 3o.


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