This report identifies, describes and locates nine sub-regions within the land cleared for agricultural uses in the Avon River Basin in Western Australia. The sub-regions are: Darling Range; Dale/Upper Avon; Avon Valley; Yealering Lakes; Mortlock; Northern Sandplain; south-east Lakes; Carrabin; Southern Cross. The sub-regions are described in terms of their distinguishing biophysical characteristics of: soils and related original vegetative cover; general topography; surface and sub-surface hyrdological stus; underlying geology; and rainfall and evapotranspiration range. Current dominant land use, economic drivers and land use pressures are identified for each sub-region.
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Western Australia, Landforms, Soil types, Land resources, Northam region (WA), Land capability, Soil, Land use, Avon Valley region (WA)
Galloway, P D. (2004), Agricultural sub-regions of the Avon River basin. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 284.
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