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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 88 Rises Land Unit: 5g1V Lithology: Sandstone Sites: 38 Area: 12 km2 Landform General Description Gently undulating to undulating sandstone rises; areas of abundant rock outcrop; Eucalyptus brevifolia low open woodland; very shallow soils Slopes: Up to 10% Parent Material: Sandstone Surface Gravel: > 50% Rock Outcrop: Up to 30% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Very rapid Soil Most Common Soil: Leptic Rudosols and Tenosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: - Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: > 30% Subsoils gravels: - Soil depth: < 0.25 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: - Other soils described: Red-Orthic Tenosols; Shallow Red and Brown Kandosols Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Eucalyptus brevifolia low open woodland 16 Poor Corymbia dichromophloia low open woodland 8 Poor Other communities: Eucalyptus brevifolia, Corymbia dichromophloia low open woodland, E. pruinosa low open woodland, E. chlorophylla low open woodland, Triodia sp. low hummock grassland, Triodia sp. low and mid open hummock grassland Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Eucalyptus brevifolia 66%, Corymbia dichromophloia 34% Eucalyptus pruinosa 16%, Corymbia terminalis 16% Mid stratum Eucalyptus brevifolia 29%, Terminalia canescens, Corymbia dichromophloia 18% Acacia spp. 61% Ground stratum Triodia bitextura 53%, Triodia sp. 24%, Triodia inutilis 21% annual Sorghum sp., Aristida inaequiglumis, Eriachne ciliata 24%, Ptilotus calostachyus 13%, Acacia lycopodiifolia 11% Land Evaluation Well drained Very shallow soils Substantial to excessive slopes Areas with rock outcrop and abundant rock outcrop Very high erosion risk: Soils have moderate levels of fine sand. Excessive slopes. Surface water flow from the surrounding landscape. Any disturbance will require erosion and sediment control planning.

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