The Delaware County Soil Survey functions as the primary source of soils information in Delaware County.
Soil maps provide critical information about the suitability of individual soil types for agriculture, building and construction, water management, on-site sewage treatment systems, and wildlife habitat. In the past, the Soil Survey consisted of a printed book which contained maps, soil descriptions, and resource information.
When the Delaware County Soil Survey was modernized in the mid to late 1990s, it was converted to a digital form as part of a statewide digitization initiative. Although a limited number of printed books were produced, the Soil Survey today is effectively a digital product.
Obtaining Soils Information for a Specific Property
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Web Soil Survey maintains the most current soils mapping and information. Soil data is available nationwide through this site. Alternatively, you can visit the District office for soils maps of specific properties on the most recent aerial photos produced by the Delaware County Auditor.