Territory Stories

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

Details:

Title

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

Creator

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

Collection

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

Date

1984-00-00

Location

Fish River, Tipperary; Oolloo

Description

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

Notes

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

Language

English

Subject

Soils -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Land Conservation Unit, Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Winnellie (N.T.)

Series

Technical report, 8/1984

Format

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

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227803

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674947

Page content

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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