navigable waters

noun plural

nav·​i·​ga·​ble wa·​ters
ˈna-vi-gə-bəl-
: waters that are capable of being navigated (as for commerce) and to which federal admiralty jurisdiction and specific environmental regulations apply
it is the national goal that the discharge of pollutants into the navigable waters be eliminated by 1985U.S. Code

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“Navigable waters.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/navigable%20waters. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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