Parcoola (Environmental Association 2.4.13)

location map showing Parcoola (Environmental Association 2.4.13)

A gently undulating calcrete plain with frequent easterly trending sand dunes, and depressions. Vegetative cover varies from disturbed or degraded mallee and chenopodioid shrubland to open parkland, all mainly grazed by wool sheep.

In the cleared parts, the views are middleground and foreground panoramas with mallee on dunecrests and other blocks of remnant mallee as local features. The large area of mallee provides detailed enclosed views.

Climate
Mean annual rainfall
250 mm
Mean annual evaporation
2300 mm
Landform parameters
Landscape description
LIMESTONE PLAINS
Relief class
Very low (6 to 30 m)
Maximum relief
15 m
Mean altitude
80 m
Grain
Very coarse (Greater than 1,280 m)
Drainage network
None
Location
Longitude
140.33° E
Latitude
34.02° S
Area
2500 Km2
Groundwater resources and quality
Fractured rocks
None
Sedimentary rocks
Unsuitable for livestock (greater than 14,000 mg/L)
Shallow unconsolidated sediments
Unsuitable for livestock (greater than 14,000 mg/L)

Elevation profile Elevation Profile for the Parcoola (Environmental Association 2.4.13)