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Mapping erodible soils in the Burdekin Dry Tropics grazing lands - BDSM

The Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) mapped the soils across the Burdekin Dry Tropics for their inherent vulnerability to erosion in a project under the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s (EHP) Reef Water Quality (RWQ) program, Project RP63G.

Inherently vulnerable soils are soils prone to slaking and dispersion and when detached, have the potential to travel off-site and be transported to waterways. This project has developed a spatial dataset that maps;

  • surface soil vulnerability
  • subsoil vulnerability and
  • overall inherent vulnerability to erosion (composite summary dataset).

An abridged version of this data set can be viewed using the [FORAGE online reporting system] (http://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/forage/) on The Long Paddock website.

This publication set contains the synthesis report for the project, which describes how the soils were mapped, and a user guide for the output datasets.

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Publication and resources

  • Mapping erodible soils in the Burdekin Dry ...PDF Popular

    This user guide outlines what inherently vulnerable soils are, how they have been mapped in the Burdekin Dry Tropics and how the data can be used. This guide has been written to support the understanding and interpretation of the mapping...

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  • Mapping erodible soils in grazing lands - ...PDF Popular

    This publication explains the methodology used to map soil erodibility in the Burdekin Dry Tropics.

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  • Inherent Soil Erodibility MapPDF Popular

    This map displays overall inherent vulnerability to erosion in the Burdekin River Basin. It is for display purposes only. To effectively assess what areas are vulnerable to erosion, the dataset should be combined with other topographic,...

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Field Value
Version 1.0
Category Environment, land and water
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Environment and Science

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Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Mapping erodible soils in the Burdekin Dry Tropics grazing lands - BDSM, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 21 July 2019

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