Access to soil survey information is provided through maps. All text and tables relate to the map symbols and the areas delineated on these maps. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of soil survey information should contact the NRCS at the USDA Service Center that services the county of interest. See also the USDA Accessibility Statement.
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Welcome to Web Soil Survey (WSS)
 
Soil scientists at workWeb Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information.
 
Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning. Onsite investigation is needed in some cases, such as soil quality assessments and certain conservation and engineering applications. For more detailed information, contact your local USDA Service Center or your NRCS State Soil Scientist.
Four Basic Steps
Step 1: Define
Area of Interest tab

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Use the Area of Interest tab
to define your area of interest.
Step 2: View
Soil Map tab

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Click the Soil Map tab
to view or print a soil map, and detailed descriptions of the soils in your Area of Interest.
Step 3: Explore
Soil Data Explorer tab

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Click the Soil Data Explorer tab to access soil data for your area and determine the suitability of the soils for a particular use. The items you want saved in a report can be added to your shopping cart.
Step 3: Check Out
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Use the Shopping Cart tab
to get your custom printable report immediately, or download it later.
 
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