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Navigable waters


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    • found: Work cat.: Dict. of business and finance, 1957:p. 237 (navigable waters: [in U.S.] those inland waters which afford a usable channel for commerce; in English common law, any waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tides, so that a river or stream is considered navigable as far upstream as it is affected by the tides)
    • found: National Safety Council Environmental Health Center Glossary website, Sept. 10, 2007(navigable waters: traditionally, waters sufficiently deep and wide for navigation by all, or specified vessels; such waters in the United States come under federal jurisdiction and are protected by certain provisions of the Clean Water Act)
    • found: US Army Corps of Engineers website, Sept. 10, 2007(Code of Federal Regulations, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters, Part 329, Definition of Navigable Waters of the US: Navigable waters of the United States are those waters that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce. A determination of navigability, once made, applies laterally over the entire surface of the waterbody, and is not extinguished by later actions or events which impede or destroy navigable capacity)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 10, 2007(Navigability: A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep and wide enough for a vessel to pass; in addition, navigable waters of the United States, as defined in 33 CFR 329, are those waters that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce; the Clean Water Act uses the term "navigable waters," "navigable waters of the United States" and "navigablity." These terms are dependent on judicial interpretation and are somewhat more flexible currently, in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on two joined cases: "Carabell vs United States" and "Rapanos vs United States")
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