Australian Water Information Dictionary

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Mostly well-drained, permeable soils. Common in all States except Victoria and Tasmania. Most widespread in the arid and semi-arid interior.

Source: R F Isbell, 1996, The Australian Soil Classification, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

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Terrain characterised by sinkholes, caves and springs, developed most commonly in carbonate rocks, where significant dissolution of the rock has occurred due to flowing water.

Source: Jennings 1985; Culver et al. 1995; Fetter 2001 as referenced in M Tomlinson and A Boulton 2008, Subsurface groundwater dependent ecosystems: a review of biodiversity, ecological processes and ecosystem services, National Water Commission Waterlines Occasional Paper No. 8, October 2008

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Soluble rocks including limestone, dolomite and gypsum.

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Acidic soils with an abrupt increase in clay content. Extend from southern Queensland, through coastal and subcoastal New South Wales, to Tasmania.

Source: R F Isbell, 1996, The Australian Soil Classification, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

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