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A Feasibility Assessment of Irrigated Agriculture on the Keep River Plains

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Title
A Feasibility Assessment of Irrigated Agriculture on the Keep River Plains
Creator
Short, M. A; Yin Foo, D; Tickell, S; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Water Resources Division
Collection
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report ; 46/2019
Date
2019-10-01
Location
Keep River Plains
Description
A project was commenced in 2016 to undertake the additional scientific investigations required to better assess these risks prior to any expenditure of Australian Government, NT Government or private sector funds on future irrigation development and associated infrastructure. This assessment of the feasibility of irrigated development into the Ord Stage 3 – Keep River Plains has encapsulated a broad range of earth science disciplines. These include the areas of geology, geomorphology and soil, hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, ecology (springs and potential GDEs), geophysics and the specialisation areas of remote sensed data acquisition.
Notes
Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Table of contents
1 Executive summary -- 2 Introduction -- 2.1 Technical background -- 2.2 Project objectives -- 2.3 Project scope -- 2.4 Project reporting milestones -- 2.5 Report exclusions -- 2.6 Feasibility assessment approach -- 2.7 Previous assessments -- 2.7.1 Salinity -- 2.7.2 Soils -- 2.7.3 Flooding -- 3 Salinity hazard -- 3.1 Methodology -- 3.2 Salinity risk scores -- 3.2.1 Soils -- 3.2.2 Groundwater -- 3.3 Salinity hazard map -- 3.4 Salinity hazard mapping limitations -- 4 Flood inundation potential -- 4.1 Rainfall-runoff modelling -- 4.2 Water observations from space -- 4.3 Flood inundation potential limitations -- 5 Land Capability assessment -- 5.1 Border Creek and Keep River Plains -- 5.2 Upper Knox Creek Plain -- 5.3 Land capability assessment limitations -- 6 Feasibility of irrigated agriculture -- 6.1 Summary -- 6.1.1 Upper Knox Creek Plain -- 6.1.2 Lower Border Creek Plain -- 6.1.3 Upper Keep River Plain -- 6.1.4 Lower Keep River Plain -- 6.2 Technical recommendations -- 7 Glossary -- 8 List of Abbreviation -- 9 References
Language
English
Subject
Irrigated agricultuire; Groundwater
Publisher name
Northern Territory Government
Place of publication
Palmerston
Series
Technical Report ; 46/2019
Format
52 pages : colour maps ; 30 cm.
File type
application/pdf
ISBN
9781743502310
Use
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Copyright owner
Northern Territory Government
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Parent handle
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/755309
Citation address
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/755309
Related items
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/799386

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