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Narragansett (soil)

Summary
Narragansett soils are loamy soils occurring in the northeastern United States. It is the state soil of Rhode Island. Name “Narragansett” is the name of the town where the soil was first classified. The town was named for the indigenous Narragansett tribe. Narragansett is an English corruption of Nanhigganeuck, their actual name meaning "people of the small point." Distribution Narragansett's soils are found in upland areas of Rhode Island, where they occupy approximately 12,000 acres (49 km2), and in the adjacent states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. This soil type has been unofficially named the State Soil of Rhode Island. Constitution The Narragansett soil series consists of coarse-loamy over sandy or sandy-skeletal, mixed, active, mesic Typic Dystrudepts. They are well-drained, loamy soils that formed in friable (ablation) glacial till mantled with a silty loess cap. Geographical features These are productive agricu
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