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# How much dirt in a square yard?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### January 08, 2011 12:14AM

You can measure the **surface** of the dirt in square yards.
That would be **nine square feet.**

However the volume or amount of dirt cannot be measured in
square yards or square feet. The amount of dirt in a volume of
**one cubic yard** would be 27 cubic feet. ( 3x3x3=27 )

The amount of dirt in a square yard to a depth of 0.5 feet would be 4.5 cubic feet. (3x3x0.5=4.5)

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60 (cubic) yards of dirt is the equivalent of 1,620 cubic feet
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If you spread this dirt 6 inches thick you'd have an area of
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