ordinary high-watermark

ordinary high-watermark
The line of the medium high tide between the spring and the neap tides. The average high-watermark. 12 Am 12d Bound § 13. The line along the banks of a river to which the water rises in the seasons of ordinary high water, or the line at which the presence of water is continued for such length of time as to mark upon the soil and vegetation a distinct character. Pacific Milling & Elevator Co. v Portland, 65 Or 349, 133 P 72.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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