Who owns the rivers?
River fact and fiction, a short outline of common misconceptions about river ownership and use.
Rivers and your rights, a brief introduction to your legal rights to visit rivers, for responsible recreation.
Public Ownership of Rivers in the United States, a guide to understanding river ownership law.
Who owns the rivers? Answers to frequently asked questions, explaining who owns rivers, what things the public can and cannot do on rivers, and what things government agencies can and cannot do on rivers.
"Ask an Attorney" Discussion Section. See questions from river enthusiasts, together with answers from knowledgeable attorneys. Post your own questions if desired.
How to apply river law to river access and conservation issues. Practical suggestions for using the law to solve actual river problems.
List of Cases. Lists the legal cases referenced in the above sections, as well as law review articles that discuss river law.
River navigation history. The evolution of river navigation and public access rights.
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