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USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey


Posted on: August, 6 2009

This website provides a link to official USDA soil information as viewable maps and tables for more than 2300 soil surveys. In addition, a link is provided to downloadable official soil tabular and spatial data (SSURGO) that can be used to create your own maps. Links to information on historical soil surveys and how to use a soil survey is also provided.

EnviroMapper for Envirofacts

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Posted on: August, 6 2009

EnviroMapper for Envirofacts, is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This Web site provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.


By Dr. John Logan

Posted on: August, 6 2009

This interactive ArcIMS site, Map USA, is part of the American Communities Project at Brown University, led by Dr. John Logan. It provides maps and census data at the level of census tracts for the entire nation.

National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Part 2, Historical Shoreline Changes and Associated Coastal Land Loss Along the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Coast

By Robert A. Morton and Tara L. Miller

Posted on: August, 5 2009

This report summarizes historical changes in the U.S. Southeast Atlantic shoreline, both accretion and erosion, but emphasizes the erosion hazard because it impacts natural resources and the economy. Shoreline erosion is also presented in the context of coastal land loss, includes a discussion on bluff retreat and erosion, and submergence of wetlands around interior bays and estuaries. Brief accounts of coastal land loss for each state are provided.

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

By U.S. Global Change Research Program

Posted on: August, 5 2009

The report, released June 16, 2009, summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health. It’s also a report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Site


Posted on: August, 5 2009

EPA's Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control GIS Database


Posted on: August, 5 2009

The SCDHEC GIS program mission is to provide managers and policy makers with decision support systems and applications that enable them to better analyze spatial information related to environmental and public health issues. The main objective is to develop and maintain the agency-wide, enterprise GIS infrastructure including hardware, software, network, and database. The web database provides customers the ability to download GIS layers maintained and developed by SCDHEC.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources GIS Database


Posted on: August, 5 2009

Since 1989, the agency has been developing a statewide natural resource database. This GIS data is available free of charge to the public in an effort to facilitate natural resource decision-making, analysis and education in South Carolina.

LID vs Conventional Stormwater Management in a Subdivision

By University of Connecticut

Posted on: July, 14 2009

Jordan Cove Urban Watershed Project in Connecticut used a paired watershed design to compare/contrast performance of LID vs conventional stormwater management in a subdivision. The 10 year project monitored pre- and post-construction runoff.

Incorporating Environmentally Sensitive Development into Municipal Stormwater Programs

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Posted on: July, 14 2009

EPA's updated fact sheet on Incorporating Environmentally Sensitive Development into Municipal Stormwater Programs explains how municipalities can encourage or require low impact development practices to meet stormwater goals.