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Soil survey of the lower Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland - LFZ

This publication set is a soil survey of the lower Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. The study area covers parts of the Duaringa, Rookwood, and Ridgelands (8850, 8851, 8951) 1:100,000 map sheets, comprising a ~10-kilometre wide strip from the junction of the Dawson and Mackenzie Rivers to the Rockhampton City boundary. Approximately 180,000 hectares of land were mapped at a scale of 1:100,000 and land suitability for a variety of irrigation methods was evaluated. Approximately 560 sites were assessed using the free survey method and 68 soils were identified.

View more on [soil and land management] (http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/soil).

Publication and resources

  • Soils reportPDF

    This PDF report discusses the results of the Fitzroy River soil and land suitability survey.

  • Soils mapPDF Popular

    This PDF is a soils map of the Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. This map can be viewed in Google Earth via the Queensland Globe. It can also be downloaded in spatial data format. For more information visit [Open Data Queensland]...

  • Suitability map - furrow irrigatedPDF

    This PDF is an agricultural suitability map for furrow irrigated crops in the Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. It shows suitability ratings for cotton, sorghum, and wheat. This suitability information can be viewed in Google Earth...

  • Suitability map - overhead spray irrigatedPDF

    This PDF is an agricultural suitability map for overhead spray irrigated crops in the Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. It shows suitability ratings for wheat, soybeans, navy beans, and peanuts.

  • Suitability map - trickle irrigatedPDF

    This PDF is an agricultural suitability map for microspray or trickle irrigated crops in the Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. It shows suitability ratings for citrus, macadamias, grapes, and vegetables. This suitability...

  • Suitability map - irrigatedPDF

    This PDF is an suitability map for irrigation in the Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland. This suitability information can be viewed in Google Earth via the Queensland Globe. For more information visit [Open Data Queensland]...

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Version 1.0
Category Environment, land and water
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Soil survey of the lower Fitzroy River area, Central Queensland - LFZ, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 17 November 2019

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