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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 9 of 107. SUMMARY This land appraisal study covers an area of 2,500 sq. kIn in the Fish River _ 001100 area. The location and boundaries of the study area are shown in Figures 1.1 and 1.2, and the objectives of the work are outlined in Chapter 1. Chapters 2 to 6 give the results obtained, and provide technical discussion of various aspects. In Chapter 3, the strong structural control of land form and parent material control of the soils are described. The area is divided into 10 sub-areas with characteristic features, for discussion purposes. The soils and vegetation of the area are described in Chapters 4 and 5. The important influence of parent materials on the loamy Red Earths is outlined, and some differences between soils formed on various geological formations are discussed. Notes on the possible evolution of several soil families are also provided. Chapter 6 contains the descriptions of land units. These descriptions are purely factual, and contain no statements concerning land use or capability. Eight 1:50,000 land unit maps accompany this report. The capability of the land for two forms of use (cropping, and improved pastures) is derived systematically from the survey results and other data, in Chapter 7. Figures 7.4.1 and 7.4.2 show the approximate location of areas with land units of favourable capability for each form of use. ix

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