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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

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