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Who owns riverbeds?

Opinion nā Tom Bennion Who does own riverbeds? The answer to that question can affect access to riverbeds for fishing and recreation, but it can also affect the ownership of large structures in riverbeds, such as hydro dams. If the riverbed on which a dam sits is owned by someone else, does the dam owner…

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Riverbeds as well as water rights

Ownership of the beds of rivers is important because that is where dams and other water control structures are located. Whoever owns the river bed can control access to it to maintain those structures and to build new ones.

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