"An interactive index of Web pages of geologic field trip guides and related Web sites compiled by the California Geological Survey (CGS) for the benefit of all who have wondered about California's geologic features. We have listed Web pages that contain geologic information, including photographs, maps, text and directions for local natural features throughout the state."
Originally published in 1979, The California Water Atlas, a monument of 20th century cartographic publishing, has been scanned and put online for free public access. Several ways to view this amazing resource. We also have a copy in print, 2 North Ref Desk Collection G 1526 .C3 .C3 1979
Large, beautifully illustrated color atlas treating every aspect of water supply, delivery and use in California: the nature of the water environment; the changes people have made in that environment; the history of water development; artificial water systems; water pricing and consumption; industrial-recreation-energy uses; water quality and future policy. Numerous maps and graphic charts. Narrative and graphic elements have been developed as "equal partners". Major chapters are Natural Endowment, Advent of Human Settlement, Colorado River, Great Valley Systems, Operation of Modern Water Systems, Economics of Water, Commercial and Recreational Water Use, Water Quality, and Unresolved Questions for the Future.
Issued by the California Division of Mines and Geology. Consists of 27 colored map sheets showing the regional distribution and inter-relationships of the various rock units and major geologic structures present in California. Reference is made to the appropriate USGS topographic maps covering each of the 27 major map sheets. Print copy on 2 South Ref Desk Collection, TN 24 .C2 A3224. Online at http://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/rghm/rgm/250k_index/Pages/250k_index.aspx
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Both the manuscript and map is available. We also have a copy in print, 2 S Ref S599.C3 U5
Issued by the US Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition. Soil surveys of California by county or large geographic area. Soil maps and interpretations are included; discussion of the formation and classification of the soils in the area; soil laboratory data provided when available; climate and general agricultural information are covered. Also discussed are engineering uses of soils, soil suitability for drainage, irrigation, recreation, wildlife, and community planning. Published cooperatively with the assistance of the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station.
The historical topographic map collection contains all editions and all scales of USGS topographic quadrangles. Files are high resolution (600 DPI) scanned images of all maps from the USGS legacy collection.” This is over 200,000 maps spanning 1884-2006.”