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navigable waters

noun plural nav·i·ga·ble wa·ters \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl-\

Legal Definition of navigable waters

  1. :  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 1985 — U.S. Code>


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