cubic yard


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cubic yard

A measurement used to measure concrete,gravel,or earth. It measures 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. Usually shortened to simply “yard,” as in “It will take 12 yards of dirt to fill that hole.”

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In 1988 the park district produced about 60,000 cubic yards of chips from trees that would have filled approximately 300,000 cubic yards in the area's landfill.
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225 million cubic yards of excavated soil and rock; 250,000 cubic yards of poured concrete; and 18,5000 tons of reinforced steel.
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5 million cubic yards of contaminated soil, and the clean up of more than 77 million cubic yards of contaminated water.
75 million cubic yards of material, which will be placed at various placement areas along the waterway.
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