Soil and Land Suitability Assessment for Irrigated Agriculture in the Larrimah Township Area, Sturt Plateau

Version 2. Soil and Land Suitability Assessment for Irrigated Agriculture on NT Portion 4478 and 4663 in the Larrimah Township area, Sturt Plateau. Department survey code LAR18_25 The field survey was undertaken at a mapping scale of 1:25,000. This polygon spatial dataset describes findings from a soil and land suitability investigation undertaken during 2018 to assess irrigated agricultural potential on crown lands surrounding the township of Larrimah in the Sturt Plateau. Findings from the current study identify significant potential for irrigated agricultural development within NT Portions 4478 and 4663. The primary purpose of the investigation was to map, describe and evaluate soil landscapes to inform future irrigation development in an area with identified potential for groundwater extraction. Core landform, soil and vegetation attributes attached to the land units are included with the spatial dataset. CAUTION: Map unit boundaries were derived using satellite imagery in association with a digital elevation model, geological and topographic data. Landform, soil and vegetation field assessments conform to national standards and support mapping at a scale of 1:25 000. When assessing specific areas within the mapping it is recommended a site inspection is undertaken to establish unmapped variation and confirm mapping accuracy on the ground. The mapping does not indicate, imply or ascertain the likelihood of groundwater availability or the granting of appropriate water extraction licensing needed to satisfy the irrigation requirements of the potential agricultural development options needed.

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Last Updated 30 May 2024
Published 10 December 2019