littoral rights


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littoral rights

The rights of landowners who own land bordering an ocean,sea,or lake.Generally speaking,the rights consist of the ability to take fish from the water,to build structures such as piers for a limited distance into the water,and the right to use so much of the water,for irrigation and other purposes,as is allowed under state law and local regulations.

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Furthermore, unlike in Belvedere, when the owners retained no other property, STBR's members still had both their upland land and the ability to exercise their associated littoral rights to access, use, and view.
Instead, contact is ancillary to the littoral right of access to the water.
On balance, the upland owner's littoral right of access is preserved under the act.
241) Wisconsin's exhortation would seem particularly appropriate in the case of littoral rights that were changed in the Colonial Ordinance and the law that developed from it.