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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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Shoved-Ice Berms: Shoved ice is the most common type of berm mentioned by people in the communities.
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.10 and its offshore portion) at high tide.
There are a few downsides to living in a berm house.
The head of Telkif municipality, Bashar Kiki, explained that the digging and creating of berms continues in all villages in the area to protect the multi-ethnical components there.
A berm 8.5 feet tall in a 160-foot semi-circle would require moving 2.6 million pounds of lunar dirt.
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.
Enemy activity at this location has decreased significantly since the berm is no longer there for insurgents to hide behind.
Dear Tree Doctor: We had some evergreen trees planted on a berm behind our home in early June.
The Speedi-Berm secondary containment system uses spring-loaded aluminum buttresses to enable quick deployment and firm support of foldable, yet I upright and sturdy berm walls.
A neat berm of sandbags sat in the center of the gallery with fake-wood barricades banked against it.
Due to the likelihood of an enemy presence as well as the need to maintain contact with the personnel behind the berm, the trail section of Bradleys remained in visual contact with the possible enemy.