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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

327327 of the Victoria River DistrictLAND RESOURCES 327 (cm) pH (1:5) H2O pH CaCl2 EC (1:5) H2O Cl (1:5) Total Nitrogen Phosph. Colwell Potassium Colwell Total Sulfur Organic Carbon Exchangeable Cations DTPA Depth pH pH EC Cl N P K S OC Ca Mg Na K Al Cu Zn Mn Fe (cm) 4A1 4B1 3A1 dS/m 5A2 mg/kg mg/kg 9B1 mg/kg mg/kg KCI-40 mg/kg % 15E1_Ca meq./100g 15E1_Mg meq./100g 15E1_Na meq./100g 15E1_K meq./100g 15E1_Al meq./100g 12A1_Cu mg/kg 12A1_Zn mg/kg 12A1_Mn mg/kg 12A1_Fe mg/kg 0-10 6.8 6.1 0.041 < 1.0 0.11 4 364 2.7 0.55 13.91 11.51 0.17 0.80 < 0.001 1.40 0.24 15.92 50.73 10-20 7.3 6.4 0.079 1.4 0.13 < 2 288 1.4 0.34 15.04 11.90 0.34 0.74 < 0.001 1.06 0.12 10.85 35.00 20-30 7.5 6.6 0.089 < 1.0 0.12 < 2 281 1.0 0.30 14.92 11.66 0.46 0.72 < 0.001 0.91 0.14 8.43 30.79 50-60 8.2 7.2 0.134 < 1.0 0.08 < 2 250 1.0 0.29 15.36 11.85 1.63 0.64 < 0.001 1.18 0.23 6.46 31.91 80-90 8.5 7.5 0.117 < 1.0 0.10 < 2 238 2.2 0.25 13.60 12.09 3.67 0.61 < 0.001 1.06 0.16 7.46 32.67 110-120 8.7 7.7 0.154 < 1.0 0.09 2 267 5.4 0.20 13.53 12.82 4.96 0.68 < 0.001 0.84 0.14 4.96 30.45 140-150 9.0 8.0 0.294 25.1 0.10 3 251 18.8 0.15 12.87 11.74 4.76 0.64 < 0.001 1.03 0.20 2.87 26.68 170-180 8.5 7.8 0.251 7.9 0.11 3 236 15.8 0.12 12.05 12.83 4.74 0.60 < 0.001 0.92 0.13 2.95 24.87 Chemical Properties Physical Properties Depth cm Coarse Sand 200-2000 (m) Fine Sand 20-200 (m) Silt >2 - <20 (m) Clay <2 (m) Bulk Density fine earth (502.03) g/cm3 A B 0-10 4.5 30.3 19.8 45.4 1.81 1.87 10-20 3.4 27.5 18.8 50.3 1.90 1.91 20-30 4.1 24.9 20.7 50.3 1.60 1.57 50-60 5.7 24.3 20.4 49.6 1.67 1.69 80-90 5.3 23.2 19.6 51.9 1.62 1.64 110-120 3.0 23.0 21.1 52.8 1.64 1.62 140-150 5.6 23.2 22.2 49.1 1.63 1.62 170-180 4.1 24.2 22.3 49.4 1.70 1.81 Depth (cm) Horizon Description Surface - Hard setting, cracking; non-gravelly. 0-15 A1 Brown (10YR4/3); medium heavy clay; strong, 5mm and 10mm subangular blocky structure, smooth-ped fabric; dry, very strong, moderately sticky consistence; common, distinct slickensides; non-gravelly; pH1:5 7.5; EC1:5 0.0 15-30 B21 Dark brown (7.5YR3/3); heavy clay; strong, 5mm and 10mm subangular blocky structure, smooth-ped fabric; dry, very strong, moderately sticky consistence; common, distinct slickensides; non-gravelly; pH1:5 8.4; EC1:5 0.22 30-110 B22 Dark brown (7.5YR3/2); heavy clay; strong, 5mm and 10mm subangular blocky structure, smooth-ped fabric; dry, very strong, moderately sticky consistence; common, distinct slickensides; non-gravelly; pH1:5 8.0; EC1:5 0.0 110-185 B23 Dark brown (7.5YR3/4); medium heavy clay; strong, 5mm and 10mm subangular blocky structure, smooth-ped fabric; dry, very strong, moderately sticky consistence; common, distinct slickensides; non-gravelly; 1%, 4mm, calcareous concretions; pH1:5 8.6; EC1:5 0.33 Site: VRD11 4 Element: Plain Pattern: Alluvial plain Substrate: Not Present Soil Family: Baines Australian Soil Classification: Haplic Epipedal Brown Vertosol (1VEABGSCDERSX) Vegetation: Panicum decompositum mid high closed grassland and isolated Bauhinia cunninghamii trees. cm 110 0 30 15 185


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