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berm

A small ledge or shoulder of dirt with some type of vegetation, designed to control water runoff, hide something unsightly such as a power substation, or provide a noise-control buffer between busy streets and residential areas.

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Stapleton's letter said the previous reports for CWM, which didn't discover the true amounts of radioactive material in the pond and berms, don't give him confidence that the 18-inch-thick vein of radioactive waste is all that's there.
Waves were calm on the 18th and 19th of September and no significant beach profile change was observed, although small accretion was seen at the toe of berm (ch.
Abdul-Kareem Ali Mahmoud, from Rakaba Hamandan, which is one of those villages, said they create barriers although "the area is not safe and we don't create berms until now because we have our people--groups of guards protecting the villages.
Recognizing that Quaker Oats was located in the 100-year floodplain, the organization applied proactive measures, such as a berm and floodwater pumps, to mitigate damage.
Sod should be utilized along the top of the berm and within the emergency spillway.
So, sometime this winter I might drain the pond, peel back about 12 inches of soil from around the edge and across the berm, and replace the plastic with pond liner.
He took three giant strides, and reached the top of the berm.
Spectators at the rally sit atop an 8- to 10-foot-high earth berm that is supposed to stop out-of-control vehicles that get through a 2-foot-deep mudpit that runs alongside the racing lanes.
Yet another is application of the berm standard to truck scales that are present at nearly every U.
The officers, who were not immediately identified, had stopped on a small berm of sand to observe a swimmer whom they thought was in distress.
Operators, do not use the dozer's quick drop feature when the blade is over a ditch or edge of a sand berm.
It's only a low hill of earth, but a berm can turn a flat, boring lot into a more dynamic three-dimensional landscape.