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San German Soil Survey

New San Germán Soil Survey Now Available!

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is pleased to announce that the Soil Survey of the San Germán Area, Southwestern Puerto Rico, is now available. The new San Germán Soil Survey replaces the Soil Survey of the Lajas Valley Area issued in April 1965, which should no longer be used.

The Soil Survey of the San Germán Area, Southwestern Puerto Rico, contains the Official Soil Data for the municipalities of Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, San Germán, Sabana Grande, Yauco, Lajas and Guánica. The Soil Survey of Mayagüez Area of Western Puerto Rico has been replaced with a new soil survey boundary that no longer comprises the municipalities of Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, San Germán, Sabana Grande and Yauco.

New soils information (digital and tabular data) for both Soil Surveys, the Mayagüez Area, Western Puerto Rico, and the San Germán Area, Southwestern Puerto Rico, can be accessed through both the Soil Data Mart and the Web Soil Survey websites.

The Soil Survey manuscript of San Germán Area Southwestern Puerto Rico will also be available on digital format in the near future through both the Soil Data Mart and the Web Soil Survey websites.

For additional information on Caribbean Area Soils, please contact: Carmen L. Santiago at 787-766-5206 x. 127.