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Land units of the Fish River-Oolloo area, N.T.



Land units of the Fish River-Oolloo area, N.T.


Aldrick, J. M.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Unit


E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Technical report, 8/1984




Fish River, Tipperary; Oolloo


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


Date:1984; Bibliography: p. 87. "Prepared by the Natural Resources, Land Development, and Environment and Heritage Divisions. Darwin, August 1999 -- t.p.




Soils -- Northern Territory

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Land Conservation Unit, Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

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Winnellie (N.T.)


Technical report, 8/1984


x, 104 pages : illustration, maps ; 30 cm.

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Technical Report LRD84008 Viewed at 07:02:01 on 18/02/2010 Page 55 of 107. TOPOGRAPHY: SOILS: VEGETATION: POTENTIAL LIMITATIONS: Sc OCCURRENCE: TOPOGRAPHY: SOILS: VEGETATION: POTENTIAL LIMITATIONS: Sd OCCURRENCE: TOPOGRAPHY: SOILS: VEGETATION: Crests and upper slopes, sometimes containing minor drainage lines; frequent laterite outcrop. Lateritic Podzolics (shallow Claravale). Woodland dominated often exclusively by E. bleeseri with Petalostigma quadiloculare and very poor Plectrachne pungens dominated pastures. Very shallow, gravelly and drought affected soils; subject to high amounts of sheetwash and very erodible if disturbed. Claravale and Woggaman. Ei ther valley floors in sandy country; lines or backplains. or low-lying seepage areas frequently abutt drainage Siliceous Sands (Stray), alluvial Red Earths (Umbrawarra) and Yellow Podzolics (Douglas), the latter on flattest areas. Scattered tall E. polycarpa with extensive open treeless areas. In drainage floors dense Melaleuca sp. and Grevillea pteridifolia scrub. In the outwash areas scattered G. pteridifolia and Verticordia cunninghamii, short annual grasses and low sedges. Very wet and untrafficable in the wet season; highly erodible if disturbed. Mainly Jindara; minor Occurrence in Tagoman and Woggaman. Undulating terrain; 3%. slopes generally less than Rather variable but typically Lateritic Podzolics (Jindare) and Yellow Podzolics (Ejong); frequent pig wallows. Rather open woodland with a wide range of species; scattered shrubs (Grevillea heliosperma, Petalostigma sp.); pastures dominated by annual Sorghum sp. with some perennials. 48

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