The solution is less clear when the oceans or lake wipe out littoral land (or even inland parcels), only to restore some fraction of it years later.
In order to answer that question, the proper approach is to put the matter this way: Suppose that the drainage in question had been worked by a private party to the detriment of the owner of the littoral land, whose property values were diminished by virtue of the loss of view on the one hand and access to the lake on the other.
110) In this case, the limitations that the state imposed on itself offer huge in-kind benefits to the former littoral owners who are now guaranteed the two key incidents of ownership normally associated with littoral land.
Clearly these rules have to be modified to some extent to deal with littoral lands, where there is only one shore and not two banks.
5 (citing various cases dealing with ownership of littoral land form by change in a river's course, violent weather or floods).
1, 18-25 (1894) (providing a state by state overview of littoral land owners' rights over the abutting flats and the history of the colonial approach).
Alger have interpreted ownership rights in littoral land to be subject only to public benefit).
The Indian Ocean and the East and South China seas have always connected the littoral lands
of South, Southeast and Northeast Asia, pulling together culturally, politically and even racially distinct societies.