mean high water


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mean high water

[′mēn ′hī ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
The average height of all high waters recorded at a given place over a 19-year period.
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53) The pertinent portion of the Florida Constitution explains, "[t]he title to lands under navigable waters, within the boundaries of the state, which have not been alienated, including beaches below mean high water lines, is held by the state, by virtue of its sovereignty, in trust for all the people.
In Florida, the boundary line between privately owned beach and state owned land is the mean high water line, which is determined by the average range of high tide over the previous nineteen years as referenced in the Florida Constitution as the "ordinary boundary line.
Under the public trust doctrine, the state holds in trust all lands on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts below mean high water for the use and enjoyment of the residents and visitors of the state and has been tasked by voters and the legislature to preserve and protect these beaches and lands as important natural resources.
9) The mean high water demarcation line on a visit to the beach may actually be very different than the water line, the debris line, or even the dune line on a particular day.
55 m MSL) reaches to 4 cm above local Mean High Water Spring (1.
Since it is easier in the field to establish a local MSL or MWL than a level indicating the Mean High Water Mark (MHW), it is recommended that MHW be the level reached by the [M.
Tide Tables give the values for Mean High Water (MHW) and Low High Water (LHW).
It must be noted that the part of the beach under contention is the dry sand beach, that part of the beach falling above the mean high water mark, calculated as an average of high tides over a number of years.
While the law granting state sovereignty and public access to the part of the beach seaward of the mean high water mark is well settled, the law governing the dry sand part of the beach is far more tenuous and frequently litigated.
These samples, taken at a depth of 23 ft below mean high water, showed Teredo's preference for oak.
While the ultimate decision in this case rested more on the state's intent as expressed in the language of the deed and the fact that the state failed to identify a mean high water line, the issue of navigability was addressed in response to Wakulla's argument that Rock Harbor inlet and Rock Harbor are not navigable and thus not subject to mean high water rules.
The vertical alignment for the barrow bridge allows a 36m clearance envelope above mean high water spring for the navigation channel of the river.