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The Saffell series consists of very deep, well drained, moderately permeable soils that formed in loamy and gravelly marine sediments of Tertiary Age. These soils are on Coastal Plain uplands in MLRAs 133B and 133A. Slopes range from 1 to 60 percent. Near the type location, the average annual temperature is about 63 degrees F and the average annual precipitation is about 50 inches.