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Status of Soil Surveys in New Hampshire

Availability of Soil Data in New Hampshire 

 
County Year of Publication

Hardcopy

Web Soil Survey Comments  
Belknap 2011 No Yes

Part of the: Merrimack-Belknap Soil Survey (MBSS) Update  (Note: The 1968 Soil Survey Publication is out-of-print and out-of-date.)

 
Carroll 1977/2006 No Yes

The 1977 survey is out-of date. A maintenance project was performed and SSURGO certified in 2006.  Available in digital format. 

 
Cheshire 1989 Yes Yes

 

Modern published soil survey, available in hard copy or digital format. 

 
Coos 2012 No Yes Available only in digital format on WSS.   
Grafton 1999 Yes Yes

 

Modern published soil survey, available in hard copy or digital format.  CD Available.

 
Hillsborough

Eastern Part 1981 

Western 1985

Yes

Yes

Yes Published in two parts (East and West). Survey is available in hard copy or digital format.   
Merrimack 2011 No Yes

 

Part of the: Merrimack-Belknap Soil Survey (MBSS) Update

(Note: The 1965 Soil Survey Publication is out-of-print and out-of-date.)

 
Merrimack-Belknap Update (MBSS) 2011 No Yes

 

Available only in digital format on WSS. 

 

 
Rockingham 1993 Yes Yes

Modern published soil survey, available in hard copy or digital format. 

 
Strafford 1973 No Yes

Survey and digital data does not meet current-day standards.  The publication is out-of-print and out-of-date.

 
Sullivan 1983 Yes Yes

Modern published soil survey, available in hard copy or digital format. 

 
White Mountain National Forest TBD No No Initial mapping in progress.  

 

 

Spatial data:

Web Soil Survey

NH GRANIT
Soil Data Mart

 

Attribute Data:
Soil Attribute Data for Soil Surveys in New Hampshire

Soil Survey Attribute Data: Attribute data includes information about soil properties that describe map units on the soil survey maps. Examples of this data are soil permeability, parent material, soil drainage class, slope, textures, New Hampshire Important Forest Soil Group, and other properties and interpretations.    

 

New Hampshire Soil Publications

 

Additional Publications:

Soil Survey of New Hampshire Tidal Marshes(1974)

This publication has been superseded by the Rockingham County Soil Survey. It is still in print and available.  Call or visit the the NRCS State Office to obtain a copy.

Soils of New Hampshire(1979)

This publication is out-of-date but is still in print, and available. Updates to this publication are in digital format only.