A new version (published December 18, 2013) of the RI Soil Survey maps and data is now available for download from the Web Soil Survey (source for official USDA-NRCS Soil Data, a RIGIS copy will be available soon).
This new soils version contains numerous improvements, update soil mapping for the entire RI coastal zone (dunes, marshes, and beaches), error fixes, and adjustments to the hydrology along major rivers and streams.
Several new coastal ponds and coves in Narragansett Bay are also included (such as Long Pond in Little Compton and Bissell Cove in North Kingstown) and the dunes and marshes along Narragansett Bay have also been re-digitized and classified to the series level.
A fourth phase of the coastal zone soil survey is currently on-going and planned for release next year (2015).
What are the costs and benefits of the NRCs’ safety regulations?
It’s a question we regularly ask as one way to make sure our regulations make sense.
After the recovery password has been used to recover access to the PC, Bit Locker will reseal the encryption key to the current values of the measured components.
Aiding in the update mapping is the use of recently released state-wide Lidar elevation data and derived products such as 2 foot elevation contours, wetness index, and slope maps.
RI soils data is currently being improved by yearly updates to the data.
We’ll revise terms and definitions for consistency across the agency, and we’ll look at how we use more subjective factors in cost-benefit assessments.
We expect these changes will bring our cost-benefit process up to date and help us make more consistent decisions for reactors as well as other licensed activities.