James Freyr wrote:I had a friend who lost his house to flood damage
Cannot imagine loosing one's whole home to flooding. My grandfather's home was flooded a couple times, each time the whole family cleaned up the muck left behin, until FEMA finally condemned his house -- which in hindsight was better than him living in mold. Stories like these stick in your head when looking for a home. Seeing the videos of fires in Cali devouring people's homes is terrifying. Natural disasters happen but I'm aiming to be informed.
BTW: Another invaluable, interactive map I meant to share is the USGS Web Soil Survey. It's impressive how granular the surveys get and the kind of detail. I've found water table depth, soil composition (silt/clay/loam), depth to solid rock, etc. It doesn't have NPK or chemical sample but impressive nonetheless so I meant to share it.
USGS Web Soil Survey system: https://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm