natural watercourse

natural watercourse

A watercourse with its origin in the forces of nature.

? A natural watercourse does not include surface water, which often flows intermittently and in an indefinite channel. In addition, a natural stream is distinguished from an artificial ditch or canal, which is typically not the subject of riparian rights. See RIPARIAN RIGHT; WATER. [Cases: Waters and Water Courses 38. C.J.S. Waters ¡ì¡ì 3¨C8, 91.]


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