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Land Resources of Auvergne Station

Details:

Title

Land Resources of Auvergne Station

Other title

A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District

Creator

Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Editor

Hill, J.V.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18

Date

2018-06-30

Location

Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District

Description

This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.

Language

English

Subject

Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Jul-18

Format

204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743501498

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300258

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/378762

Page content

Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District vii List of Figures Figure 1.1 Location map ...................................................................................................... 3 Figure 3.1 Field site locations .............................................................................................. 8 Figure 4.1 Lithology ........................................................................................................... 14 Figure 5.1 Landform classes .............................................................................................. 18 Figure 6.1 Soil orders ......................................................................................................... 22 Figure 7.1 Analytical soil site locations .............................................................................. 24 Figure 7.2 Vegetation is unable to grow on these eroded and salt encrusted areas. ........ 30 Figure 7.3 Gutta percha (Excoecaria parvifolia) dieback along a creek line due to elevated salt levels. .......................................................................................... 30 Figure 7.4 General salinity risk........................................................................................... 32 Figure 7.5 Land unit 6c8A: Erosion along a fenceline and old track. ................................. 33 Figure 7.6 Land unit 6c13A: This gully will continue to spread with subsequent wet seasons. ........................................................................................................... 34 Figure 8.1 Broad vegetation groups ................................................................................... 47 Figure 8.2 Pasture rating ................................................................................................... 49 Figure 9.1 Soil drainage ..................................................................................................... 56 Figure 9.2 Sensitive and significant habitats ...................................................................... 59 Figure 9.3 Acid sulfate soils ............................................................................................... 61 Figure 9.4 Erosion risk ....................................................................................................... 66 Figure 10.1 Cattle favour the areas along the river. Shade, feed and water are all in close proximity. ................................................................................................. 67 Figure 10.2 Topsoil and subsoil has been removed by gully erosion. ................................. 68 Figure 10.3 Ground cover loss and poor condition exacerbate the damage. ...................... 68 Figure 10.4 Land unit 8l3A on World Imagery (2017) at 1:50 000 scale. ............................. 68 Figure 10.5 Relict marine plains with sparse ground cover. ................................................ 69 Figure 10.6 Scalds and salt flats are unable to support plant life. ........................................ 69 Figure 10.7 Severely eroded saline landscapes. ................................................................. 69 Figure 10.8 Land unit 8l11A. ................................................................................................ 70 Figure 10.9 Land unit 8l13A. ................................................................................................ 71 Figure 10.10 Land unit 7l11A. ................................................................................................ 72


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