Land Resources of Auvergne Station
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
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)
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
Northern Territory Government
204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Northern Territory Government
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]
Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 21 the Dry season depending on length and intensity of the previous wet season. Hydrosols contain properties of other soil orders but soil drainage characteristics are considered an overriding factor of their classification. Aquic Vertosols is the one exception where the shrinkswell properties are placed higher in the classification hierarchy than the drainage characteristics. Hydrosols are extensive on Auvergne in contrast to much of the VRD where rainfall averages are lower. Hydrosols are mostly located on sandy colluvial plains accumulated by colluvial wash from high surface water flow from nearby elevated sandstone landscapes on the eastern boundary and neighbouring Judbarra National Park. Runoff and subsurface lateral flow from these more elevated areas during the Wet season result in prolonged saturation in the lower areas. They also exist along springs in these areas, and on the Pinkerton Range and other wetland systems. Hydrosols also occur on the marine plains bordering the West Baines and Victoria River. These Hydrosols are highly saline and can be influenced further by infrequent tidal inundation during extreme storm or cyclonic events combined with spring tides.
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