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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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We hypothesized the stick berm of House Wren nests lessens their vulnerability to cowbirds (and possibly predators).
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.
Using the four D7 dozers available on-site, a test berm was constructed at a 45-degree angle across one of the five water-flow patterns to determine if this technique would produce a noticeable change in the water distribution across the channel.
On any lot--flat or sloping--a dry creek bed built into a berm can channel water in the right direction.
On June 15, 2010, Shaw requested Great Lakes to mobilize its cutter suctions dredges Texas and Alaska, its hopper dredge Liberty Island and other ancillary equipment to work on the creation of these berms.
Now berms, rock walls, masses of plants, serpentine pathways, three arbors, a dining pavilion, and a colorful garden shed provide the backdrops for her collection.
Hard berms would be constructed to maintain the integrity of the channel.
Ample parking areas are concealed by large, extensively landscaped berms.
Most of the wastewater was contained behind berms and ultimately infiltrated into the sand or was removed with the use of vacuum trucks and put back into the sewers.
The lightweight pieces of tire material will be used for protective backstops or berms around the firing range.