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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


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


Hill, J.V.


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




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


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.


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

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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.




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

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Northern Territory Government

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

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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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]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 101 Plains Land Unit: 6c13A Lithology: Colluvium Sites: 4 Area: 18 km2 Landform General Description Broad drainage floors and indistinct drainage areas within colluvial plains; Melaleuca viridiflora low open woodland; moderately deep sandy soils Slopes: 0 - 1% Parent Material: Colluvium Surface Gravel: 0% Rock Outcrop: 0% Drainage: Imperfectly drained Runoff: Slow Soil Most Common Soil: Bleached or Brown-Orthic Tenosols of sites: 2 Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: Sandy Soil colour: Brown Surface soil gravels: < 2% Subsoils gravels: < 2% Soil depth: 0.5 <1.0 m Field surface pH: 4.5 - 5.5 Field subsoil pH: 4.5 - 5.5 Other soils described: Brown Kandosols, slightly gravelly, clay loamy, deep; Brown Chromosols, non-gravelly, sandy, deep Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Av crown cover % Av height (m) Melaleuca viridiflora, +/- Grevillea striata, Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodland 3 Moderate 8.5 5.5 Melaleuca viridiflora low open woodland 1 Moderate 13 4 Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Melaleuca viridiflora, Grevillea striata 100%, Eucalyptus pruinosa 67% Terminalia platyptera, Adansonia gregorii, 67%, Bauhinia cunninghamii, Corymbia polycarpa, Corymbia confertiflora 33% Mid stratum Melaleuca viridiflora 100% Cochlospermum fraseri, Terminalia canescens, Bauhinia cunninghamii 33% Ground stratum Sorghum plumosum, Sorghum stipoideum, Eriachne sulcata, Aristida holathera 67% Eriachne glauca 67%, Themeda triandra, Dichanthium fecundum, Drosera lanata, Lindernia platiginea, Stylidium floodii 33% Land Evaluation Imperfectly drained Moderately deep soils Gentle slopes No rock outcrop High erosion risk: Soils have moderate to high levels of fine sand. Sodic subsoils are likely in some areas. Surface water flow from surrounding landscape. Moderate grazing pressure. Any disturbance including tracks, roads and fence lines will require erosion sediment control planning.

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