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Louisiana owns to the ordinary highw water mark on natural lakes as it existed at statehood in 1812. If the lake dries up, the private owners around the lake do not gain land. Their boundary remains in same position it was in 1812 unless the lake got larger, and in that case the state's lake boundary expands. I know that many states do allow the bounding owners to gain land if the lake recedes.
QUESTION: How does your state address this? Does you state allow dereliction?
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