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Woodbridge Soils

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

WhA - Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes.

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This nearly level, moderately well drained soil is on crests of upland hills and drumlins. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 5 to 50 acres.

Typically the surface layer is dark brown fine sandy loam about 7 inches thick. The subsoil is 25 inches thick. It is dark yellowish brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam that is mottled in the lower part. The substratum is dark grayish brown firm sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Paxton soils, moderately well drained Sutton soils, and poorly drained Ridgebury soils. 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. 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.

This soil is suitable for community development. The main limitations for this use are the very slow permeability in the substratum and 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.

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

The 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 is too dry in the summer. Capability subclass IIw; woodland group 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

WhB - Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.

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This gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is on side slopes and crests of upland hills and drumlins. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 5 to 75 acres.

Typically the surface layer is dark brown fine sandy loam about 7 inches thick. The subsoil is 25 inches thick. It is dark yellowish brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam that is mottled in the lower part. The substratum is dark grayish brown firm sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Paxton soils, moderately well drained Sutton soils, and poorly drained Ridgebury soils. 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. 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.

This soil is suitable for community development. The main limitations for this use are the slow to very slow permeability in the substratum and the 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.

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

The soil is suited to farming. 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, stripcropping, and diversions 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 the summer. Capability subclass IIw; woodland group 5o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

WoB - Woodbridge 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 on side slopes and crests of upland hills and drumlins. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 5 to 100 acres. Stones and boulders cover 2 to 10 percent of the surface area.

Typically the surface layer is dark brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 29 inches thick. It is dark yellowish brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam that is mottled in the lower part. The substratum is dark grayish brown firm sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Paxton soils, moderately well drained Sutton soils, and poorly drained Ridgebury soils. Also included are areas of soils that have slopes of more than 8 percent and small areas of 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 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.

This soil is suitable for community development. The main limitations for this use are the slow or very slow permeability in the substratum and 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.

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

The soil is not suited to cultivated crops because the stones and boulders on the surface 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 3o.

Soil Map Unit Description from the RI Soil Survey Report

WrB - Woodbridge 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 side slopes and crests of upland hills and drumlins. Stones and boulders cover 10 to 35 percent of the surface. Areas are irregular in shape and range mostly from 5 to 50 acres.

Typically the surface layer is dark brown fine sandy loam about 3 inches thick. The subsoil is 29 inches thick. It is dark yellowish brown and yellowish brown fine sandy loam that is mottled in the lower part. The substratum is dark grayish brown firm sandy loam to a depth of 60 inches or more.

Included with this soil in mapping are small areas of well drained Paxton soils, moderately well drained Sutton soils, and poorly drained Ridgebury soils. Also included are small areas of soils with slopes of more than 8 percent. Included areas make up about 10 percent of the 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 or 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 to medium acid.

This soil is suitable for community development. The main limitations for this use are the slow to very slow permeability in the substratum, the high water table, 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. If suitable outlets are available, subsurface drains can be used to help prevent wet basements. Removal of stones and boulders is necessary for landscaping and site preparation.

This soil is suited for trees, and most areas are wooded. The stones and boulders hinder the use of equipment.

The soil is not suitable for farming. The stones and boulders make the use of equipment impractical.

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