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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 106 Plains Land Unit: 6g10A Lithology: Sandstone Sites: 3 Area: 20 km2 Landform General Description Gently undulating sandstone plains; Melaleuca minutifolia low open woodland; deep brown earths Slopes: 1 - 3% Parent Material: Sandstone Surface Gravel: 10 - < 20% Rock Outcrop: 0% Drainage: Imperfectly drained Runoff: Slow Soil Most Common Soil: Brown Kandosols of sites: 2 Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Loamy Subsoil texture class: Clay loamy Soil colour: Brown Surface soil gravels: Up to 30% Subsoils gravels: 20 - 50% Soil depth: 1 - < 1.5 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Other soils described: Leptic Rudosols, moderately gravelly, sandy, very shallow Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Av crown cover % Av height (m) Melaleuca minutifolia, +/-Eucalyptus pruinosa, Melaleuca sericea low open woodland (grading to isolated trees in places) 3 Moderate 16 5 Bart trees Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Melaleuca minutifolia, Eucalyptus pruinosa 67%, Melaleuca sericea 33% Cochlospermum fraseri, Hakea arborescens, Terminalia platyptera 33% Mid stratum Melaleuca minutifolia 67%, Terminalia platyptera, Dodonaea physocarpa, Melaleuca sericea 33% Carissa lanceolata 67%, Santalum lanceolatum, Ehretia saligna Hakea arborescens 33% Ground stratum Triodia bitextura, Chrysopogon fallax 67%, Dodonaea physocarpa, Mnesithea formosa 33% Corchorus sidoides, Eriachne ciliata, Grewia retusifolia, Schizachyrium fragile 67%, Aristida ingrata, Heteropogon contortus, Aristida pruinosa, Ptilotus corymbosa 33% Land Evaluation Imperfectly drained Deep soils Gentle slopes No rock outcrop Moderate erosion risk: Soils have moderate to high levels of fine sand and silt but are not dispersive. Low grazing pressure. Slow surface water flow. Any disturbance including tracks, roads and fence lines will require erosion sediment control planning.

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