navigable waters

Definition of "navigable waters"
  1. A body of water that can be traversed or used for transportation, which comes under federal maritime jurisdiction and certain rules related to environmental conservation
How to use "navigable waters" in a sentence
  1. Oil spills in navigable waters may lead to severe environmental and legal consequences.
  2. The company plans to build a bridge over the city's navigable waters.
  3. Federal laws protect the wildlife found in navigable waters from industrial pollutants.

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