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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 84 Rises Land Unit: 5c3V Lithology: Colluvium Sites: 2 Area: 9.3 km2 Landform General Description Gently undulating colluvial rises including footslopes; Melaleuca minutifolia, Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodland; moderately deep brown earths Slopes: < 3% Parent Material: Colluvium Surface Gravel: Up to 12% Rock Outcrop: 0% Drainage: Imperfectly drained Runoff: Moderately rapid Soil Most Common Soil: Brown Kandosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: Clayey Soil colour: Brown Surface soil gravels: 2% Subsoils gravels: 2 - 10% Soil depth: 0.5 - 1.0 m Field surface pH: 6.5 - 7.5 Field subsoil pH: 6.5 - 7.5 Other soils described: Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Melaleuca minutifolia, Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodland 2 Poor Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Melaleuca minutifolia, Eucalyptus pruinosa 100% Bauhinia cunninghamii, Terminalia platyptera 50% Mid stratum Melaleuca minutifolia, Eucalyptus pruinosa 100% Dolichandrone filiformis, Carissa lanceolata 50% Ground stratum Sorghum stipoideum, Triodia bitextura, Sehima nervosum 50% Eriachne obtusa, Chrysopogon latifolius, Themeda triandra, Heteropogon contortus 50% Land Evaluation Imperfectly drained Moderately deep soils Gentle slopes No rock outcrop High erosion risk: Soils have high levels of fine sand and silt. Sodic subsoil and extremely dispersive in areas. Any disturbance including tracks, roads and fence lines will require erosion and sediment control planning. Common on Newry, Rosewood and Auvergne Stations.

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