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Soil profile with a wood sign that says Connecticut Soils


Soil interpretations provide users of soil survey information with predictions of soil behavior to help in the development of reasonable and effective alternatives for the use and management of soil, water, air, plant, and animal/human resources.

Soil survey interpretations assign ratings to soil types based on their properties so that users can view maps or reports of soil data specific to their needs. Many national soil interpretations are available to view on Web Soil Survey. Statewide or regional interpretations are developed by soil scientists within the state to provide information specific to Connecticut. 

  • Soil Data Viewer (SDV)
    A tool built as an extension to ArcMap that allows a user to create soil-based interpretive maps. The application can also be run independent of ArcMap, but output is then limited to a tabular report. Works in conjunction with soils data downloads from SDM.

  • Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CTECO)
    Provides a variety of tools for sharing natural resource and environmental information including printable maps, downloadable geospatial data, and web-based map viewers. Data for Connecticut includes water resources, soils, geology, open space, and aerial imagery.

  • Soil Catenas of Connecticut (217 KB)
    A chart indicating the drainage sequence of soil series that extend across relief positions and are developed from similar parent material.

  • Local Important Farmland Soils
    Lists and maps are available on the Connecticut e-FOTG site. Once on the e-FOTG site - click on Connecticut; click anywhere on the map; click on the drop down menu; select Section II > Soils Information > Soil Tables and Interpretations, Statewide Connecticut