The Charles Soil Conservation District promotes the wise use of our natural resources through programs
 that encourage installation of conservation practices which conserve our natural resources.

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Soil Survey/ Maps


Soil Survey/Maps
 
Soil Survey (1974)

           Archival data hard copy available upon request.
 

Updated Soil Survey (April 2008)
 Development by USDA-NRCS
 
 Web Soil Survey

Please visit the new Web Soil Survey!
Official Charles County Soil Survey Update.
Follow these 3 Basic Steps to surf the Web Soil Survey!
 
Soil Data Mart

Official NRCS Soils Data Set Online!
Follow these helpful tips for downloading soils information.
 


Hydric & Highly Erodible

   USDA-NRCS has provided the new soils survey list of Hydric and Highly Erodible Soils     as defined by Code of Maryland.
 

 

Aerial Photographs and Maps Available for Viewing

Aerial Photographs:

Aerial photos for some areas of the county may not be available. Please check the map keys provided below to see available aerials.*Please note: Map keys below are compressed images. As a result, the quality of the images may have been compromised and do not reflect the quality of aerials available in the District office.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY THE MAP KEYS. COPIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED BY VISITING THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

Black and White: 1937: Map Key
1952: Map Key
1957: Map Key (West), Map Key (East-Half 1), Map Key (East-Half 2)
1964: Map Key
1971-72: Map Key
1979: Map Key (only Indian Head to Waldorf area available)
Color Infrared: 1981: Map Key
1988: Map Key

Maps:

        U.S. Geological Survey Topographical map of Charles County  http://www.usgs.gov
        Critical Area- Charles Co. Dept. of Planning and Growth Management
        National Wetland Inventory- DNR- U.S. Fish and Wildlife
        Flood Insurance Rate Map- Federal Emergency Management Agency
        Geodetic Control Survey- Charles County Government
 

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Procedures and Fees
 
       You must schedule an appointment and visit our office to view and obtain copies of aerial photographs and maps. Imagery cannot be received digitally. Contact John Downs to schedule an appointment. There is a $1.00 charge per copy.  

 


Useful links:

 Maryland State Geographic Committee

 USDA/NRCS- Understanding Soil Risks & Hazards
 


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