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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 86 Rises Land Unit: 5c5A Lithology: Colluvium Sites: 7 Area: 0.14 km2 Landform General Description Gently undulating colluvial rises; Corymbia polycarpa, Corymbia confertiflora low open woodland; very deep sandy soils Slopes: 0 - 2% Parent Material: Colluvium Surface Gravel: 0% Rock Outcrop: 0% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Slow Soil Most Common Soil: Red-Orthic Tenosols of sites: 3 Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: Sandy Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: 0% Subsoils gravels: 0% Soil depth: 1.5 - 5 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Other soils described: Red Kandosols, non-gravelly, loamy, very deep; Brown-Orthic Tenosols Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Av crown cover % Av height (m) Corymbia polycarpa, Corymbia confertiflora, +/- Acacia difficilis, Bauhinia cunninghamii low open woodland 5 Poor 12 9 Aristida hygrometrica, Triodia bitextura low grassland with isolated/scattered Owenia vernicosa and Acacia difficilis trees 2 Poor 65 0.25 Other communities: Sites includes those collected for 6c4, these communities exist in both units Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Corymbia polycarpa, Corymbia confertiflora 100%, Acacia difficilis 60%, Bauhinia cunninghamii, Terminalia platyptera 20% Terminalia platyptera, Eucalyptus pruinosa 50%, Brachychiton diversifolius, Melaleuca nervosa 20% Mid stratum Acacia difficilis, Petalostigma pubescens 40% Bauhinia cunninghamii, Melaleuca nervosa, Acacia platycarpa, Hakea arborescens Terminalia platyptera 20% Ground stratum Aristida hygrometrica 80%, Chrysopogon fallax, Aristida holathera, Sorghum stipoideum, Corchorus sidoides 60%, Triodia bitextura 40% Rhynchosia minima 60% Eriachne obtusa, Microstachys chamaelea 40% Eriachne avenacea, Crotalaria crispata 20% Land Evaluation Well drained Very deep soils Gentle slopes No rock outcrop Very high erosion risk: Soils have high levels of fine sand. Slopes > 1% in areas. Surface water flow from surrounding landscape. Low/moderate grazing pressure. Any disturbance will require erosion and sediment control planning.

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