Texas Court of Appeals Clarifies When the Public Has the Right to Use Navigable Waters Flowing over Private Land
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Hix v. Robertson
The Waco Court of Appeals has clarified the rules in Texas concerning whether the public has the right to use navigable waters that overlie private land. In Hix v. Robertson the court held that the waters of a navigable manmade lake were open to public use for fishing, boating and other recreational purposes despite the fact that the lakebed was claimed to be privately owned.
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