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Map Unit Composition
Map units consist of 1 or more soil types, commonly referred to as "components".
Component Name Geomorphic Position Area Fraction Component Type Horizon Data
Soil Type 1 Bestpitch tidal marshes 45% Major Soil Type YES
Soil Type 2 Transquaking tidal marshes 35% Major Soil Type YES
Soil Type 3 Sunken flats
submerged upland tidal marshes
5% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 4 Mispillion tidal marshes 5% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 5 Honga submerged upland tidal marshes 5% Inclusion YES
Soil Type 6 Tangier submerged upland tidal marshes 5% Inclusion YES

Note: links to horizon data marked with an * are approximate.


Map Unit Data What is a Map Unit?
Cartographic information about this map unit.
Map Unit Name: Bestpitch and Transquaking soils, very frequently flooded, tidal
Map Unit Type: Undifferentiated group
Map Unit Symbol: BT
Map Unit Area: 29298 acres total in survey area
Raw Map Unit Data
Raw Component Data (All Components)

Map Unit Aggregated Data
Generalized soils information within this map unit.
Farmland Class: Not prime farmland
Available Water Storage (0-100cm): 41.03 cm
Max Flood Freq: Very frequent
Drainage Class (Dominant Condition): Very poorly drained
Drainage Class (Wettest Component): Very poorly drained
Hydric Conditions: 100
[Annual] Min. Water Table Depth: 5 cm
[April-June] Min. Water Table Depth: 5 cm
Min Bedrock Depth: n/a
Raw Aggregated Map Unit Data

Associated Point Data
Links to any NSSL point data within this map unit.
1. Bestpitch (86MD019005) [Lab Data] | [Pedon Description]
2. Bestpitch (86MD019004) [Lab Data] | [Pedon Description]