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May 19, 2008

Problem: Land Boundary Law: Water Boundaries

Which of the following statements regarding reliction is not correct?
 
(A) Reliction is the uncovering of land by the recession of water.
(B) Reliction is the sudden and permanent withdrawal of a sea, river or lake.
(C) Reliction is also known as dereliction.
(D) Reliction is different from avulsion.
 
Answer is (B)
Solution: Reliction is a slow and imperceptible recession of water and the attendant uncovering of the land once submerged. The recession of the water must be permanent to be considered reliction. This is problem 54(3-31) from the new second edition of ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com .

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