Municipal Matters: Doctrine of Accretion

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Resource Name: Municipal Matters: Doctrine of Accretion
Author: Julie R Davis
Date Uploaded: 05 Feb 2015
Download File: Municipal Matters_accretion_05Feb2015.pdf  (Paper for 0.20 MB)
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The Doctrine of Accretion is relevant with respect to land abutting lakes, rivers and streams, as well as the shoreline of a sea. Where the boundary of land with a shoreline is defined by reference to the “mean high water mark” (HWM), or a specified distance from the HWM, the HWM may be subject to change over a period of time by way of “accretion”.

In February 2014, newspaper reports drew our attention to this then little known doctrine.

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