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Land resources of the Victoria River District



Land resources of the Victoria River District


Napier, Diane E; Hill, Jason V; Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management. Land Resource Assessment Branch


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report Number 19/2012




Victoria River


This Technical Report describes a land resource survey. It was mapped at a survey scale of 1:100 000 and includes a description of the landforms, soils and vegetation for 237 land units. The surveyed area of 74 502km2 is located 700km south west of Darwin and covers 23 major land holdings in the Victoria River District, (VRD) Northern Territory. The objectives of the project were to map, describe and evaluate the pastoral lands of the VRD and provide this information to land managers, industry, government and other relevant stakeholders.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Previous Mapping; 3. Survey Collection Methodology and Data Collection; 4. Lithology and Stratigraphy; 5. Landform; 6. Soil Classification; 7. Vegetation; 8. Land Evaluation; 9. Soil Erosion; 10. Land Unit Descriptions; References; Appendices x 10. Tables x 49. Figures x 10.




Soils -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River

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Northern Territory Government

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Technical Report Number 19/2012


vii, 363 pages : colour illustrations and 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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Plains Land Unit: 6c16 Lithology Group: Colluvium Sites: * Area: 14 km Soil Common Soil Red Dermosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class Clay loamy Subsoil texture class Clayey Soil colour Red Surface soil gravels 40% Subsoils gravels 10% Soil depth > 1.0m Field surface pH 6.5 - 7.5 Field subsoil pH 6.5 - 7.5 Other soils described Red Chromosols Vegetation Common vegetation community Hummock grasslands No sites Pasture rating Triodia sp. mid hummock grassland * Poor Other communities: Nil Stratum Frequent dominant species Other common species Upper stratum - Eucalyptus brevifolia, Corymbia terminalis Mid stratum - Acacia spp., Hakea lorea Ground stratum Triodia sp. Chrysopogon fallax, Eriachne ciliata, Aristida inaequiglumis Land Evaluation Comments Well drained Deep soils Gentle slopes No rock outcrop Moderate erosion risk: Any disturbance will require erosion and sediment control planning No site records, description based on soil site data in land unit 6c15, field observations, notes and site information. Landform General Description Level to gently undulating colluvial plains; abundant surface gravel; spinifex grassland; deep red soils Slopes 0 - 3% Parent material Colluvium Surface Gravel > 50% Rock Outcrop Nil Drainage Well Runoff Moderately rapid 220 of the Victoria River DistrictLAND RESOURCES 220 Plains Land Unit: 6c16 Lithology Group: Colluvium Sites: * Area: 14 km2 Landform Soil Vegetation Land Evaluation Comments Stratum Frequent Dominant Species Other Common Species

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