riparian land

riparian land
Land bounded or traversed by a natural stream of water. 56 Am J1st Wat § 273. Land in actual contact with the water. 56 Am J1st Wat § 277. Riparian land is, in any event, limited in its extent by the watershed of the stream; in other words, lands beyond the watershed cannot be regarded as riparian. 56 Am J1st Wat § 278.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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