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cubic yard

In the US, the customary unit for measuring the volume of embankments, refuse, etc.; equivalent to the volume of a cube, each edge of which measures 3 feet; equals a volume of 0.765 cubic meters.
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9 service connections), 577 cu yds of trench backfill, 3 sanitary sewer manholes, 395 sq yds of Class D patching, 700 sq ft of PCC sidewalk replacement and 200 feet of curb replacement with landscape restoration.
FEMA/OES funds were authorized for the placement of sand on the beach to protect the park%s infrastructure from existing storm damage, and 50,000 cu yds of sand were placed on the beach to protect the park and augment the beach in 2010.