Spoil bank

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a bank formed by the earth taken from an excavation, as of a canal.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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TARBELA GHAZI -- WAPDA has sought NoC from the Punjab government for resale of Spoil Bank land of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project to their original owners which had become spare from WAPDA usage after completion of the project.
Both the soil separator drum and conveyors are reversible and variable speed for easy padding in either direction in the spoil bank. All controls are electric from a control box adjacent to dozer operator seat.
Sixteen experimental plots sized from 7.0 by 13.0 m to 7.0 by 17.5 m (the long axis of each plot was up-and-down the slope) were established on a slope spoil bank (re-contoured by the mining company) in October 1998, Heavy earth moving equipment was used to construct the plots.
The 1500 BWE excavates overburden and via conveyors feeds the spreader, which in turn conveys the material across the open pit and distributes it on the developing spoil bank.
Pompano will often feed on a sandbar or spoil bank during a specific tide phase.
Both the soil separator drum and conveyors are reversible and variable speed, therefore the machines can pad in either direction in the spoil bank. EZ builds the only padding machine capable of padding in reverse.
The terms spoil island and spoil bank are fairly well-understood by anglers to mean sand or other substrate deposited during channel dredging.
Snook could be lying anywhere along this hard line, but expect to find spikes in opportunity where rocky points jut from the main spoil bank. Further seaward, breaks in the bank allow tidal washes that tend to attract snook to the feeding opportunities.