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Land resources of the Victoria River District

Details:

Title

Land resources of the Victoria River District

Creator

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

Collection

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

Date

2012

Location

Victoria River

Description

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.

Notes

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.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Technical Report Number 19/2012

Format

vii, 363 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743500187

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771205706B6E040CD9B0F274EFE; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771205706B6E040CD9B0F274EFE

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/588695

Page content

Plains Land Unit: 6c17 Lithology Group: Colluvium Sites: * Area: 14 km Soil Common Soil Red Kandosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class Clay loamy Subsoil texture class Clayey Soil colour Red Surface soil gravels < 50% Subsoils gravels < 50% Soil depth 0.25 - 0.5m Field surface pH 6.5 - 7.5 Field subsoil pH 7.5 - 8.5 Other soils described Nil Vegetation Common vegetation community Tussock grasslands No sites Pasture rating Mixed spp. low tussock grassland * Poor Other communities: Nil Stratum Frequent dominant species Other common species Upper stratum - Corymbia terminalis, Hakea arborescens Mid stratum - Acacia spp., Carissa lanceolata Ground stratum Aristida spp., Eragrostis falcata, Eriachne spp. Triodia pungens Land Evaluation Comments Moderately drained Shallow 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 6c7, field observations, and notes. Landform General Description Slopes 0 - 3% Parent material Colluvium Surface Gravel > 50% Rock Outcrop Nil Drainage Well Runoff Moderately rapid Level to gently undulating colluvial plains; abundant surface gravel; tussock grassland; shallow red earths 221221 of the Victoria River DistrictLAND RESOURCES 221 Plains Land Unit: 6c17 Lithology Group: Colluvium Sites: * Area: 14 km2 Landform Soil Vegetation Land Evaluation Comments Stratum Frequent Dominant Species Other Common Species


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