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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 project will involve design of reservoir covering over 1,000 acres with an earth berm roughly 12m in height, design of rehabilitation and upgrades for a pump station and intakes and assessment and rehabilitation of a low-head dam on the river just downstream.
Contract notice: contracting services green maintenance of dikes, banks, paving, earth berms and green areas lower-nete, kleine nete, grote nete nete and derivation (district 3).
Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq, which is heavily defended by a series of earth berms and fences and closely monitored by camera and radar, has been attacked in the past by mortar bombs fired from a distance, but more targeted attacks are rare.
The CSE platoon built earth berms around the area, as well as several equipment parks inside the perimeter, to protect equipment and personnel from small arms fire.
Mature trees, landscaped earth berms, raised planter beds, benches, ornamental fencing and ornamental light posts
Earth berms and shrubbery are now positioned to absorb or mitigate blast overpressure and shrapnel.
The memorial's initial design, which included a semicircle of 40-foot-high columns, a subterranean museum with 50-foot-high earth berms, a sunken plaza, and a waterfall, was rejected by the CFA and the NCPC; it has been returned to architect Friedrich St.