Data and Reports
This technical note provides information on the potential of coastal and subaqueous soils to form acid sulfate soils. It provides a definition of acid sulfate soils and describes the impacts, treatment and management, and testing of these soils.
The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of snow survey products include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.
Our Caribbean Area accomplishments reports provide annual summaries of programs impacts in PR & USVI. Nuestros informes de logros del Área del Caribe brindan resúmenes anuales de los impactos de los programas en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas.
NRCS utilizes has several technical resources and publications to assist growers plan and apply conservation on their land to address their unique natural resources concerns.
Cropland Soil Erosion
Estimated wind and sheet and rill erosion on cropland for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, for highly erodible and non-highly erodible land, by state based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI).
Gridded SSURGO (gSSURGO) is similar to the standard USDA-NRCS Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database product but in the format of an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI®) file geodatabase.
The Digital General Soil Map of the United States or STATSGO2 is a broad-based inventory of soils and non-soil areas that occur in a repeatable pattern on the landscape and that can be cartographically shown at the scale mapped of 1:250,000 for most of U.S and territories and 1:1M for Alaska.
NRCS works with partners to set aside a certain pool of funding for an awarded project. Producers, landowners, and partners then enter into producer contracts and supplemental agreements with NRCS to carry out agreed-to conservation activities.
The gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO) is a USDA-NRCS Soil & Plant Science Division (SPSD) composite database that provides complete coverage of the best available soils information for all areas of the United States and Island Territories.
Using a case study of changes in soil erosion in the "Driftless Area" of the Coon Creek watershed, this publication illustrates a methodology for determining long term changes in erosion conditions.