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Pits Soils

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

Pg—Pits, gravel.

This unit consists of areas that have been excavated for sand or gravel. The areas are mostly on broad outwash plains and terraces of stream valleys and generally range from 3 to 30 acres. These areas have sparse vegetation consisting of drought-resistant plants. Slopes range mostly from 0 to 25 percent and steep escarpments are along the edges of the pits.

Included with this unit in mapping are small, intermingled areas of Udorthents, excessively drained Hinckley and Windsor soils, and somewhat excessively drained Lippitt and Merrimac soils. A few areas have bedrock outcrops and small bodies of water, and a few are used for parking lots and buildings. Included areas make up about 2 percent of this map unit.

This unit consists mostly of sand or sand and gravel. The permeability is rapid or very rapid. In places, the water table is at or near the surface most of the year. A few areas are adjacent to streams and are subject to flooding.

Areas of this unit require onsite investigation and evaluation for most uses. Capability subclass and woodland group not assigned.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

Pk—Pits, quarries.

This unit consists of areas that have been excavated for rock used in road building or construction. The areas of the unit are mainly on bed rock-controlled glacial upland hills and range mostly from 3 to 50 acres. Slopes are mostly 0 to 4 percent, and escarpments are along the edges of the pits.

Included with this unit in mapping are small, intermingled areas of Udorthents, somewhat excessively drained Lippitt and Gloucester soils, and well drained Canton, Charlton, and Narragansett soils. Included areas make up about 2 percent of this map unit.

The areas of this unit are unsuitable for most uses. Capability subclass and woodland group not assigned.

 

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