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My request is indicative of a rezoning application where approximately 15 cubic yards of dirt must be utilized to fill a environmentally sensitive area. I don't know what level question this is...maybe secondary? How much volume is 15 cubic yards? My question...what is the equivalent of 15 cubic yards of dirt? Of this Thank you, Barry 

Hi Barry, I think of 15 cubic yards of dirt as a big cube of dirt, 5 yards by 3 yards by 1 yard high (5 3 1 = 15). My Honda Civic can park in a parking spot that is 5 yards by 3 yards so this is not really that much dirt. There are 3 feet in a yard so if you spread this dirt half a foot deep, (6 inches deep) it would cover 15 6 = 90 square yards, about onesixth the area of an end zone. Penny


