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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 53 Slope Slope is a critical element that influences runoff and soil erosion and, in particular, erodible soils with low levels of vegetative cover during intense rainfall periods. Slopes above 0.5% will generally require detailed erosion and sediment control planning if developed. Even innocuous disturbances on properties such as fence lines, tracks and cattle pads have the potential to become severely degraded given the right conditions. Table 9.2 Limitation classes according to slope Limitation Class Slope (%) Slope Class Land Units Extent (km2) L 0 - 1 Minimal 5g4A, 6g4A, 6g7A, 6h1A, 6c8A, 6c13A, 6c14A, 7lA, 7l2A, 7l5A, 8l1A, 8l4A, 8l5V, 8l12A, 10iA, 10iA/10i2A 2 005 M 1 - 3 Gentle 1aV, 1gA, 4g6V, 5c3V, 5c5A, 5gA, 5g6V, 6c4A, 6c11A, 6c12V, 6d4V, 6g10A, 7l11A, 8lV, 8l2V, 8l3A, 8l6V, 8l11A, 8l13A, 9m5A 1 287 H 3 - 10 Substantial 4g4V, 5c4V, 5g1V, 5g5V, 5g9V, 5g10A, 5g11V, 5h3A, 5h5V 208 V >10 Excessive 2gV, 2g1A, 4g1V, 4g5V, 4g7V 763 Rock Outcrop Rock outcrop can limit land use by restricting accessibility and it can also reduce the area and volume of soil availability for pasture growth. Most rock outcrop on Auvergne is associated with the steep or rugged terrain on the Pinkerton Range or the sandstone landscape to the east. These areas are generally not utilised for pastoral purposes and are relatively undisturbed by infrastructure and other development. Table 9.3 Limitation classes according to rock outcrop Limitation Class Rock Outcrop (%) Rock Outcrop Class Land Units Extent (km2) L 0 (Nil) None 2g1A, 4g6V, 5c3V, 5c4V, 5c5A, 5h5V, 6c4A, 6c8A, 6c11A, 6c12V, 6c13A, 6c14A, 6g10A, 6h1A, 7lA, 7l2A, 7l5A, 7l11A, 8lV, 8l1A, 8l2V, 8l3A, 8l4A, 8l5V, 8l6V, 8l11A, 8l13A, 9m5A, 10iA, 10iA/10i2A 2 942 M 0 - 2 Negligible 5gA, 5h3A, 6g4A, 8l12A 294 H 2 - 10 Rock 1aV, 1gA, 4g5V, 5g9V, 5g10A, 6g7A 404 V > 10 Abundant 2gV, 4g1V, 4g4V, 4g7V, 5g1V, 5g4A, 5g5V, 5g6V, 5g11V, 6d4V 623

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