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Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

Details:

Title

Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

Other title

by C.R. Gibbs, M.R. Wells & H.R.M. van-Cuylenburg.

Creator

Gibbs, C. R.; Wells, M. R.; Australia. Dept. of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Section; Van-Cuylenburg, H. R. M.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

1977-02-26

Location

Manbulloo

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Supplementary report to be used in conjunction with the Report on the land units of the Katherine-Douglas area, N.T., 1970, by J.M. Aldrick.

Notes

Date:1977; Bibliography: leaf 49.

Language

English

Subject

Land use -- Northern Territory -- Manbulloo Station

Publisher name

Land Conservation Section

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228635

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673894

Page content

Limitations: Severely impeded internal drainage; surface water flow; highly erodible if disturbed. Potential Land Use: Permanent grassed waterways with strictly controlled grazing. Land Category: 7, with some 6 (high level plains). Land unit 7c. Occurrence: Woggaman, Claravale. Topography: Ill-defined depositional drainage lines; rare channels, intermittent and ill-defined. Soils: Immature and unstable sandy alluvium with small areas of Marrakai, Ejong and Douglas. Vegetation: Extremely variable; frequent occurrence of Melaleuca scrub and frontage grasses. Limitations: Highly erodible and prone to flooding and flood deposition. Potential Land Use: Strictly controlled rough grazing; permanent grassed waterways. Land Category: 7. Land unit 7d. Occurrence: Tagoman, Kimbyan and Jindara. Topography: Broad drainage flats or seasonally ponded areas with very slight slopes; rarely channelled. Soils: Loamy Red Earths (Tippera) with alluvial and colluvial surface horizons. Vegetation: Open woodland to open forest dominated by E. patellaris, ~. foelscheana and/or E. papuana with dense-grass cover of Themeda and Chrysopogon fallax. Limitations: Highly erodible if disturbed; subject to periods of surface water flow. Potential Land Use: Grassed waterways; useful grazing which should be strictly controlled; should not be cleared or cultivated. Land Category: 6. -J6


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