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Mary River Floodplain Vegetation



Mary River Floodplain Vegetation


Lynch, D; Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. Resource Capability Assessment Branch


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report No. 08/2015




Mary River


The Mary River Flood Plains are approximately 100km east of Darwin and have a catchment area of about 7700 kn12 (Woodroffe 1993). The headwaters are approximately 18Skm inland. The southeast corner of the catchment includes Coronet Hill and a sandstone/siltstone plateau. Further to the south west in the Pine Creek region are undulating to rolling hills (includes strike ridges) of greywacke, sandstone and siltstone. The west side of the catchment includes undulating to rolling granite rises with some rugged hills. The McKinlay River joins the Mary River just south of the Arnhem Highway. From here the river divides into a series of streams and billabongs which are only connected in the Wet season.


Please replace the current item on the system with this report. This is the original report, produced in 1996 by the then Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. The report was resubmitted in order that it could be correctly filed with a Technical report number.

Table of contents

Introduction -- Climate -- Vegetation -- Method -- References




Floodplains -- Northern Territory -- Mary River; Vegetation surveys -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Floodplain plants -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Mary River Floodplain Vegetation

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Northern Territory Government

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Technical Report No. 08/2015


1 volume (no pagings) : illustrations (some col.), maps ; 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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