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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 85 Rises Land Unit: 5c4V Lithology: Colluvium Sites: 1 Area: 0.14 km2 Landform General Description Gently undulating gravelly colluvial pediments; tussock grassland; shallow red soils Slopes: 3% Parent Material: Colluvium Surface Gravel: > 50% Rock Outcrop: 0% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Rapid Soil Most Common Soil: Red Chromosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Clay loamy Subsoil texture class: Clayey Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: > 50% Subsoils gravels: 2 - 10% Soil depth: 0.25 - 0.5 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: 7.5 - 8.5 Other soils described: Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Mixed spp. low tussock grassland 1 Moderate Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Bauhinia cunninghamii, Corymbia terminalis, Terminalia arostrata 100% Mid stratum Carissa lanceolata, Bauhinia cunninghamii, Vachellia farnesiana 100% Ground stratum Brachyachne convergens, Enneapogon polyphyllus, Eriachne ciliata, Heliotropium sp. 100% Sporobolus australasicus, Heteropogon contortus 100% Land Evaluation Well drained Shallow soils Gentle to substantial slopes No rock outcrop Very high erosion risk: Soils are likely to have high levels of fine sand and silt. Sodic subsoil is likely. Bare areas and existing scalding is common. Any disturbance will require erosion and sediment control planning.

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