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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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The company's consultant said it removed the radioactive material from the berm in the course of taking soil samples.
However, neither of those decisions address or determine any specific elevation that warrants application of the berm standard.
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.
The Army had set up the berms quickly and under harsh situations without much regard to proper specifications, according to Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Arbogast, Command Senior Chief.
In certain instances, where the property constraints necessitate a berm with a bottom width greater than 30 ft, it may be necessary for the designer to place notes on the plan depicting the acceptable type of equipment, such as rubber-tired vehicles, and/or construction methods that can be used.
The dozers worked from southeast to northwest, building several smaller berms diagonally across the width of the river.
Nobody does berms better than Craig Prunty and Mario Navarro at All Oregon Landscaping.
Now efforts will turn to preventing floods and landslides by maintaining flood-control channels and creating berms where water flows off the land.
Like every other small company with an overworked core of employees, it was not easy to spend time, money and attention on such things as berms to block views of stockpiles and fabricated buildings to house processing operations, but the company took a very long-term view.
Further, the landscape introduces naturalistically planted berms to screen cars, frame the entrance to the airport, and provide a character compatible with the adjacent Shaker community.
So berms are not recommended here mulch should hold the water adequately.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) - reported today that it has been engaged as a subcontractor to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group ("Shaw") to provide dredging services relating to the construction of sand berms off the Louisiana coast.