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Oregon Div. of State Lands v. Riverfront Protection Ass'n

Citation: 12 ELR 20728
No. No. 81-3035, 672 F.2d 792/(9th Cir., 03/26/1982)

The Ninth Circuit rules that since a portion of the McKenzie River in Oregon was navigable when Oregon was admitted to the Union, the state has title to the riverbed. The court notes that a river is navigable under federal law if in its natural condition it is used or susceptible of use for commercial trade or travel....

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