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navigable waters

Bodies of water that can be traversed by trade or transport ships. Unless you want us to get shipwrecked on the shallows, we need to plan a route through navigable waters.
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ACA also stated that the expansive WOTUS definition would trigger greater regulatory obligations in regard to federal permitting programs, and the new broad and vague definitions would allow for significantly more waters to be connected and eventually lead to a traditional navigable water, so that businesses will face tremendous difficulty determining which waters meet the WOTUS definition.
Pasev argued that the construction of a navigable canal between the two cities would require an investment of around BGN 3.
According to one survey, only three states have conducted comprehensive inventories of navigable streams, and those inventories were based on cursory examinations of available historical records.
pollutant--shortly after release--deposited in navigable waters, even if
Part III discusses why a statutory list of navigable waters of the United States should be created as a response to the issues identified in Part II.
While surprisingly few Canadians have expressed alarm over the general suspension, opposition to the changed regime for navigable waters has been much more vocal.
Many called on opposition members to sever the non-budget measures (changes to the navigable waters act, the competition act and pay equity) that the government had slipped into the stimulus bill.
1 : deep enough and wide enough to permit passage of ships <a navigable river>
Ranging in size from small local connector routes, to the immense engineering marvel of the Erie Canal, these man-made canals were connected to natural rivers and streams to produce an intricate network of navigable waterways that linked the entire state.
The European Commission approved, on 14 May, the acquisition of Tele Atlas, a provider of navigable digital maps, by TomTom, a producer of portable navigation devices.
9) The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts found that the hydrological connection between the three wetlands and the navigable water established a sufficient basis for CWA jurisdiction and granted summary judgment in favor of the government.
A navigable stream that flows across a parcel does not divide the parcel into two separate lots when both shores of the stream are commonly owned, according to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.
While the Clean Water Act allows the Corps to regulate development adjacent to navigable waters, wetlands, or tributaries adjacent to navigable U.