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Published Soil Surveys for California

Soil survey information is regularly updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information. The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allows you to create a custom soil resource report for your specific area of interest. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed as "current" takes you to the Web Soil Survey.

Supplemental information is available in the form of published soil surveys. USDA has been publishing soil surveys since 1899. Many of these publications are archived as PDF files. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed "yes" for "Archived PDF online" takes you to a link to the files.

Printed copies of soil surveys are available at Federal depository libraries and in some cases at USDA offices. For information about reference copies (CD or paper) of a publication or for information about publications that are not on the following list, contact the State Conservationist.

Soil survey name (Click links for online surveys.)   Date Archived PDF online Web Soil Survey (generated from official soil data)
Alameda Area   1966 Yes No
Alameda Area   current No Yes
Alameda County, Western Part   1981 Yes No
Alameda County, Western Part   current No Yes
Alturas Area   1931 No No
Amador Area   1965 Yes No
Amador Area   current No Yes
Anaheim Area   1919 Yes No
Angeles National Forest Area   1980 No No
Angeles National Forest Area   current No Yes
Antelope Valley Area   1970 No No
Antelope Valley Area   current No Yes
Anza-Borrego Area   current No Yes
Around Fresno   1900 No No
Around Imperial   1901 No No
Auburn Area   1928 Yes No
Bakersfield Area   1904 Yes No
Bakersfield Area   1945 No No
Barstow Area   1937 No No
Benton-Owens Valley Area, Parts of Inyo and Mono Counties   2002 Yes No
Benton-Owens Valley Area, Parts of Inyo and Mono Counties   current No Yes
Big Valley   1924 No No
Bishop Area   1928 No No
Brawley Area   1923 No No
Butte Area, Parts of Butte and Plumas Counties   2006 Yes No
Butte Area, Parts of Butte and Plumas Counties   current No Yes
Butte Valley-Tule Lake Area, Parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties   1994 Yes No
Butte Valley-Tule Lake Area, Parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties   current No Yes
Butte Valley   1909 Yes No
Cabrillo National Monument   2013 Yes No
Capistrano Area   1929 No No
Carson Valley Area, Nevada-California   1971 Yes No
Central Sierra Foothills Area, Parts of Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties   current No Yes
Central Southern Area, Reconnaissance   1921 Yes No
Channel Islands Area, Parts of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles   current No Yes
Channel Islands National Park   2007 Yes No
Chemehuevi Wash Off-Highway Vehicle Area   2005 Yes No
Chico Area   1929 Yes No
Clark Mountain, Jean Lake, and Crescent Peak Grazing Allotments   2007 No No
Clear Lake Area   1927 Yes No
Coachella Valley Area   1928 Yes No
Coalinga Area   1952 Yes No
Coleville-Bridgeport Area, Parts of Alpine and Mono Counties   current No Yes
Colorado Desert Area   current No Yes
Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parts of La Paz County, Arizona and Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California   1986 Yes No
Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parts of La Paz County, Arizona, and Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California   current No Yes
Colusa Area   1907 No No
Colusa County   2006 Yes No
Colusa County   current No Yes
Contra Costa County   1939 No No
Contra Costa County   1977 Yes No
Contra Costa County   current No Yes
Death Valley National Park Area, California and Nevada   current No Yes
Dixon Area   1931 No No
Eastern Fresno Area   1971 Yes No
Eastern Fresno Area   current No Yes
Eastern Santa Clara Area   1974 Yes No
Eastern Santa Clara Area   current No Yes
Eastern Stanislaus Area   1964 Yes No
Eastern Stanislaus Area   current No Yes
Edwards Air Force Base, Parts of Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties   current No Yes
El Cajon Area   1930 No No
El Centro Area   1922 Yes No
El Dorado Area   1974 Yes No
El Dorado Area   current No Yes
El Dorado National Forest Area, Parts of Alpine, Amador, El Roado, and Placer Counties   1984 No No
Eldorado National Forest Area, Parts of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties   current No Yes
Eureka Area   1925 Yes No
Fish Lake and Deep Springs Valleys Area   current No Yes
Fresno Area   1914 Yes No
Fresno County, Western Part   2006 Yes No
Fresno County, Western Part   current No Yes
Fresno   1900 Yes No
Gilroy Area   1927 No No
Glenn County   1968 Yes No
Glenn County   current No Yes
Golden Gate National Recreation Area   2013 Yes No
Grass Valley Area   1921 Yes No
Hanford Area   1901 Yes No
Healdsburg Area   1917 Yes No
High Sierra Area   current No Yes
High Sierra National Forest Area   1995 No No
Hollister Area   1927 No No
Honey Lake Area   1917 Yes No
Humboldt County, Central Part   current No Yes
Humboldt County, South Part   current No Yes
Humboldt and Del Norte Area   current No Yes
Imperial Area   1903 Yes No
Imperial County, Imperial Valley Area   1981 Yes No
Imperial County, Imperial Valley Area   current No Yes
Imperial   1901 Yes No
Indio Area   1903 Yes No
Intermountain Area, Parts of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties   2000 Yes No
Intermountain Area, Parts of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties   current No Yes
Inyo County Area   current No Yes
Inyo National Forest Area, Eastern Part   1994 No No
Inyo National Forest Area, Western Part   1995 No No
Inyo National Forest, Eastern Part   current No Yes
Inyo National Forest, Western Part   current No Yes
Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC Area   2008 No No
John Muir National Historic Site   2013 Yes No
Joshua Tree National Park   2013 Yes No
Joshua Tree National Park   current No Yes
Kern County, Northeastern Part and Southeastern Part of Tulare County   2007 Yes No
Kern County, Northwestern Part   1988 Yes No
Kern County, Northwestern Part   current No Yes
Kern County, Southeastern Part   1981 No No
Kern County, Southeastern Part   current No Yes
Kern County, Southwest Part   2009 Yes No
Kern County, Southwest Part   current No Yes
Kings City Area   1924 No No
Kings County   1946 No No
Kings County   1986 Yes No
Kings County   current No Yes
Klamath River National Forest Area   1982 No No
Klatmath National Forest Area, Parts of Siskiyou County, California, and Jackson County, Oregon   current No Yes
Lake County   1989 Yes No
Lake County   current No Yes
Lancaster Area   1926 Yes No
Lassen National Forest Area   1982 No No
Lassen National Forest, Parts of Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties   current No Yes
Lassen Volcanic National Park   2010 Yes No
Lassen Volcanic National Park   current No Yes
Livermore Area   1910 Yes No
Lodi Area   1937 No No
Los Angeles Area   1903 Yes No
Los Angeles Area   1919 No No
Los Angeles County, Southeastern Part   current No Yes
Los Angeles County, West San Fernando Valley Area   1980 No No
Los Angeles County, West San Fernando Valley Area   current No Yes
Los Banos Area   1952 No No
Los Padres National Forest Area, Southern   1980 No No
Los Padres National Forest Area   current No Yes
Lower Salinas Valley   1901 Yes No
Lower San Joaquin Valley, Reconnaissance   1918 Yes No
Madera Area   1910 Yes No
Madera Area   1962 Yes No
Madera Area   current No Yes
Manzanar National Historic Site   2013 Yes No
Marin County   1985 No No
Marin County   current No Yes
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms   current No Yes
Mariposa County Area   1974 Yes No
Mariposa County Area   current No Yes
Marysville Area   1909 No No
Mendocino County, Eastern Part, and Trinity County, Southwestern Part   1991 Yes No
Mendocino County, Eastern Part, and Trinity County, Southwestern Part   current No Yes
Mendocino County, Western Part   2002 Yes No
Mendocino County, Western Part   current No Yes
Mendocino National Forest Area   1977 No No
Mendocino National Forest Area   current No Yes
Mendota Area   1956 No No
Merced Area   1916 Yes No
Merced Area   1962 Yes No
Merced Area   current No Yes
Merced County, Western Part   1990 Yes No
Merced County, Western Part   current No Yes
Middle San Joaquin Valley, Reconnaissance   1919 No No
Modesto-Turlock Area   1908 Yes No
Modoc County, Alturas Area   1980 No No
Modoc County, Alturas Area   current No Yes
Modoc National Forest Area   1982 No No
Modoc National Forest Area   current No Yes
Mojave Desert Area, Northeast Part   current No Yes
Mojave Desert Area, Northwest Part   current No Yes
Mojave Desert Area, West Central Part   current No Yes
Mojave Desert Area   current No Yes
Mojave National Preserve Area   current No Yes
Monterey County   1978 Yes No
Monterey County   current No Yes
Napa Area   1938 No No
Napa County   1978 Yes No
Napa County   current No Yes
National Training Center, Fort Irwin   current No Yes
Nevada County Area   1975 Yes No
Nevada County Area   current No Yes
Newman Area   1948 No No
Northern Santa Barbara Area   current No Yes
Oceanside Area   1929 No No
Orange County and Part of Riverside County   1978 Yes No
Orange County and Part of Riverside County   current No Yes
Oroville Area   1926 No No
Pajaro Valley Area   1908 No No
Palo Verde Area   1926 No No
Palo Verde Area   1974 Yes No
Palo Verde Area   current No Yes
Pasadena Area   1917 Yes No
Paso Robles Area   1928 No No
Pinnacles National Monument   2008 Yes No
Pinnacles National Monument   current No Yes
Pixley Area   1942 No No
Placer County, Western Part   1980 No No
Placer County, Western Part   current No Yes
Placerville Area   1927 No No
Plumas National Forest Area   1988 No No
Plumas National Forest Area   current No Yes
Portersville Area   1908 No No
Red Bluff Area   1912 Yes No
Redding Area   1908 Yes No
Redwood National and State Parks   2008 Yes No
Redwood National and State Parks   current No Yes
Riverside Area   1917 Yes No
Riverside County, Coachella Valley Area   1980 No No
Riverside County, Coachella Valley Area   current No Yes
Rogue River National Forest Area   current No Yes
Sacramento Area   1904 Yes No
Sacramento Area   1954 No No
Sacramento County   1993 Yes No
Sacramento County   current No Yes
Sacramento Valley, Reconnaissance   1915 Yes No
Sacramento, San Joaquin Delta Area   1941 No No
Salinas Area   1925 No No
San Benito County   1969 Yes No
San Benito County   current No Yes
San Bernardino County, Mojave River Area   1986 Yes No
San Bernardino County, Mojave River Area   current No Yes
San Bernardino County, Southwestern Part   current No Yes
San Bernardino County, Southwestern part   1980 No No
San Bernardino National Forest Area   1979 No No
San Bernardino National Forest Area   current No Yes
San Bernardino Valley   1905 Yes No
San Diego County Area   1973 Yes No
San Diego County Area   current No Yes
San Diego Region, Reconnaissance   1918 Yes No
San Fernando Valley Area   1917 Yes No
San Francisco Bay Region, Reconnaissance   1917 Yes No
San Gabriel Area   1901 Yes No
San Joaquin County   1992 Yes No
San Joaquin County   current No Yes
San Jose Area   1903 Yes No
San Luis Obispo Area   1928 No No
San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain Area   2003 Yes No
San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain Area   current No Yes
San Luis Obispo County, Coastal Part   1984 No No
San Luis Obispo County, Coastal Part   current No Yes
San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles Area   1983 No No
San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles Area   current No Yes
San Mateo Area   1961 Yes No
San Mateo Area   current No Yes
San Mateo County, Eastern Part, and San Francisco County   1991 Yes No
San Mateo County, Eastern Part, and San Francisco County   current No Yes
Santa Ana   1900 Yes No
Santa Barbara Area, Northern   1972 Yes No
Santa Barbara Area   1958 No No
Santa Barbara County, South Coastal Part   1981 Yes No
Santa Barbara County, South Coastal Part   current No Yes
Santa Catalina Island   2008 Yes No
Santa Clara Area, Eastern   1974 No No
Santa Clara Area, Western Part   current No Yes
Santa Clara Area   1958 No No
Santa Cruz Area   1944 No No
Santa Cruz County   1980 Yes No
Santa Cruz County   current No Yes
Santa Maria Area   1919 Yes No
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area   2006 Yes No
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area   current No Yes
Santa Ynez Area   1927 No No
Sequoia National Forest Area   1979 No No
Sequoia National Forest, Parts of Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties   current No Yes
Sequoia National Park, Central Part   1985 No No
Sequoia National Park   1979 No No
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks   current No Yes
Shasta County Area   1974 Yes No
Shasta County Area   current No Yes
Shasta Valley Area   1923 No No
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Area, Parts of Humboldt, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties   1983 No No
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Area, Parts of Humboldt, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties   current No Yes
Sierra National Forest Area, Parts of Fresno   1983 No No
Sierra National Forest Area, Parts of Fresno   current No Yes
Sierra Valley Area, Parts of Sierra, Plumas, and Lassen Counties   1975 Yes No
Sierra Valley Area, Parts of Sierra, Plumas, and Lassen Counties   current No Yes
Siskiyou County, Central Part   1983 No No
Siskiyou County, Central Part   current No Yes
Six Rivers National Forest Area   1993 No No
Six Rivers National Forest Area   current No Yes
Solano County   1977 Yes No
Solano County   current No Yes
Sonoma County   1972 Yes No
Sonoma County   current No Yes
Stanislaus County, Northern Part   2007 Yes No
Stanislaus County, Northern Part   current No Yes
Stanislaus County, Western Part   2002 No No
Stanislaus County, Western Part   current No Yes
Stanislaus National Forest Area, Western Part   1981 No No
Stanislaus National Forest, Parts   current No Yes
Stockton Area   1906 Yes No
Stockton Area   1951 No No
Suisun Area   1930 No No
Surprise Valley-Home Camp Area, California and Nevada   1974 Yes No
Surprise Valley-Home Camp Area, California and Nevada   2006 Yes No
Surprise Valley-Home Camp Area, California and Nevada   current No Yes
Susanville Area, Parts of Lassen and Plumas Counties   2004 Yes No
Susanville Area, Parts of Lassen and Plumas Counties   current No Yes
Sutter County, Reconnaissance   1965 No No
Sutter County   1988 Yes No
Sutter County   current No Yes
Tahoe Basin Area, California and Nevada   1974 Yes No
Tahoe Basin Area, California and Nevada   2007 Yes No
Tahoe Basin Area, California and Nevada   current No Yes
Tahoe National Forest Area   1993 No No
Tahoe National Forest Area   current No Yes
Tehama County   1967 Yes No
Tehama County   current No Yes
Toiyabe National Forest Area   2006 Yes No
Toiyabe National Forest Area   current No Yes
Tracy Area   1943 No No
Trinity County, Weaverville Area   1998 Yes No
Trinity County, Weaverville Area   current No Yes
Tulare County, Central Part   1982 No No
Tulare County, Central Part   current No Yes
Tulare County, Southeastern Part and Northeastern Part of Kern County   2007 Yes No
Tulare County, Western Part   2003 Yes No
Tulare County, Western Part   current No Yes
Tuolumne County, Reconnaissance   1964 No No
Ukiah Area   1916 Yes No
Upper San Joaquin Valley, Reconnaissance   1921 Yes No
Ventura Area   1901 Yes No
Ventura Area   1920 Yes No
Ventura Area   1970 No No
Ventura Area   current No Yes
Victorville Area   1925 No No
Visalia Area   1940 No No
Wasco Area   1942 No No
Western Riverside Area   1971 Yes No
Western Riverside Area   current No Yes
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area   2013 Yes No
Willits Area   1920 Yes No
Woodland Area   1911 Yes No
Yolo County   1972 Yes No
Yolo County   current No Yes
Yosemite National Park   2006 Yes No
Yosemite National Park   current No Yes
Yuba County   1998 No No
Yuba County   current No Yes
Yuma Area, Arizona-California   1905 Yes No
Yuma-Wellton Area, Parts of Yuma County, Arizona, and Imperial County, California   1980 Yes No
Yuma-Wellton Area, Parts of Yuma County, Arizona, and Imperial County, California   current No Yes
Yuma-Wellton Area   1929 No No