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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 54 Soil Depth Soil depth is a vital factor in most land use considerations from agricultural activities to construction and development. Soil depth influences vegetation communities and species composition through root depth, nutrient and water availability. Soil depth is also a financial consideration when factoring in costs of infrastructure particularly in areas where soils are shallow and underlain by hard weathered rock. Table 9.4 Limitation classes according to soil depth Limitation Class Soil Depth (m) Soil Depth Class Land Units Extent (km2) L >1.5 Very Deep 5c5A, 6c4A, 6c8A, 6c11A, 6c14A, 7lA, 7l2A, 7l11A, 8l1A, 8l3A, 8l4A, 10iA 2 215 L 1.0 - <1.5 Deep 6g10A, 7l5A, 8l5V, 8l6V, 8l11A, 8l12A, 8l13A, 9m5A,10iA/10i2A 346 M 0.5 - <1.0 Moderately deep 1aV, 5c3V, 5gA, 6c13A, 6d4V, 6g4A, 8lV, 8l2V 291 H 0.25 - <0.5 Shallow 4g6V, 5c4V, 5h5V, 6c12V, 6g7A, 6h1A 122 V <0.25 Very shallow 1gA, 2gV, 2g1A, 4g1V, 4g4V, 4g5V, 4g7V, 5g1V, 5g4A, 5g5V, 5g6V, 5g9V, 5g10A, 5g11V, 5h3A 1 289

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