2011 Louisiana Laws
Civil Code
CC 504 — Ownership of abandoned bed when river changes course.


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Art. 504. Ownership of abandoned bed when river changes course.

When a navigable river or stream abandons its bed and opens a new one, the owners of the land on which the new bed is located shall take by way of indemnification the abandoned bed, each in proportion to the quantity of land that he lost.

If the river returns to the old bed, each shall take his former land.

Acts 1979, No. 180, §1.

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