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Cherokee County Soil Survey Fact Sheet

Cherokee County Soil Survey Fact Sheet

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Natural Resources Conservation Service _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
North Carolina Section II-(A)FOTG Soils Information December 2011
S o u r c e D a t a f o r t h e O f f i c i a l S o i l S u r v e y
Cherokee County - General 
The traditional final product of first generation soil survey mapping has been the soilsurvey publication. Each publication included soil map unit descriptions, seriesdescriptions, tables of information (attributes), and maps. The new soil survey is adigital product named SSURGO. Electronic files may be downloaded from the Soil DataMart. A web-based application, the
Web Soil Survey
, has also been made availablefor public use. It consists of the newest NRCS SSURGO soils data, along withinformation from other official federal data sources such as US Geological Survey andthe US Census Bureau. These generally include an orthophotographic background,roads, streams, coordinates, and other data for orientation and location purposes.The Cherokee County soil survey is not yet published. The soil survey publication is indraft format. The Cherokee County manuscript will be available as an interim productonce the manuscript has been typeset. The soil maps have been digitized. The officialsource of soil data is the Soil Data Mart. The SSURGO tabular and/or spatial data maybe downloaded from:http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/Download.aspx?Survey=NC039&UseState=NCA web-based set of data is also available. Interpretations and data may be accessed at:http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/Report.aspx?Survey=NC039&UseState=NCThe
Web Soil Survey
is accessed from:
The data on these sites are the most current available.Copies of the soil survey will be available in 2012 from:
(828) 837-6417 (Ext. 3)
(828) 837-0284
Mailing Address:
225 Valley River Ave., Suite J, Murphy, NC 28906For further information, contact the NRCS field office or the soil survey office at:

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