Discussion Topic: High Water and Private Property

From the Toledo Blade: _The boundary line that separates public and private land along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline moves in … Continued

From the Toledo Blade:

_The boundary line that separates public and private land along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline moves in accordance with the tides, a state judge ruled yesterday.

The 77-page decision by Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Eugene Lucci has potentially sweeping implications for . . . beach walkers as well as fishermen, waterfowl hunters, and birders who want to access the shoreline.

It defines the “water’s edge” – not the historic high-watermark – as the boundary. . . .

Larry Mitchell, president of the League of Ohio Sportsmen, said the decision is disappointing and confusing because it suggests the boundary changes with wave action._

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