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river access an issue in Marietta, too

In Everyday Living, Government, The Susquehanna on December 2, 2015 at 6:28 am

susquehanna“Susquehanna River looking north from Chickies Rock County Park” by Dough4872 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Susquehanna_River_looking_north_from_Chickies_Rock_County_Park.jpg#/media/File:Susquehanna_River_looking_north_from_Chickies_Rock_County_Park.jpg

The rights of citizens to river access is being issued in Marietta, too.

Read more here.

Two of the Q&A questions about Riparian Rights at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Website are:

What rights does the public have in public waters?
The rights of the public in public waters are quite broad and extend to fishing, boating, wading, floating, swimming and otherwise recreating.

Do the rights of the public include being able to cross private property to gain access to the public waters?
No. The public does not have a right to cross on private property to gain access to public waters. However, if you enter a public waterway lawfully (e.g., through a public access point), you can wade, boat, float or otherwise be in the waterway where it passes through private property.

Recently, this Columbia Spy article identified the public roadway to a public access point to the River … for many the roadway was not clearly defined as “public.”

The Susquehanna River is a naviagable waterway and “Riparian rights for navigable waterways are more complicated, since the public has more rights to use the waters.”

 

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