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embankment The term 'embankment' as it applies to the area of reclamation can be defined as ' An earth structure the top of which is higher than the adjoining surface. A shaped earth or rockfill dam. Fill material, usually earth or rock, placed with sloping sides and with a length greater than its height. An embankment is generally higher than a dike'.
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