– (LEGAL)- A river’s sudden change in flow alignment out from its previous left and right banks to a new channel, leaving an identifiable upland area between the abandoned channel and the new channel.
– (SURVEY)- The bearing at the opposite end of a line from the observer as measured from the true meridian at the opposite end of the line.
– (SURVEY)- The areas within the mean high-water lines of a lake, stream or river which are kept practically bare of vegetation from year to year by the wash of the waters; although parts of them are left dry for months at a time.
- (WATER RIGHTS)- The use of water by man for any purpose which benefits are derived, such as domestic, municipal, irrigation, livestock, industrial, power development, and recreation.
– (SURVEY)- Lying near or close to; sometimes contiguous; neighboring.
The term “adjacent” implies that the two objects or parcels of land are not widely separated, though they may not actually touch, while “adjoining” implies that they are so joined or united to each other that no third object or parcel of land intervenes.
These terms are defined in accordance with their meaning and usage within the surveying profession.
Many of these terms are defined using slang or historical definitions.
- (WATER RIGHTS)- A geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to wells and springs.– (PLSS)- An agency of the Department of the Interior, it was created July 16, 1946, pursuant to Presidential Reorganization Plan No.3 of 1946, which consolidated the functions and activities of the General Land Office and the Grazing Service.– (SURVEY)- The possession of land, under such circumstances as indicate that such possession has been commenced and continued under an assertion of rights on the part of the possessor against the original owners.To be “adverse,” possession must be “actual, continued, visible, notorious, distinct and hostile.” - (WATER RIGHTS)- The right to take water from a natural stream or aquifer for beneficial use at a specified rate of flow, either for immediate use or to store for later use. (See also Prior Appropriation, Riparian Rights and Water Right.)If the easement was created for the purpose of benefiting other land owned by the holder of the easement.