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82a-201. Acquisition by state of new channel where stream altered. Whenever the channel, or any part thereof, of any navigable stream in the state of Kansas has heretofore been, or shall hereafter be, suddenly changed or altered by such stream establishing a new channel by flood or avulsion and the title to the abandoned channel is not controlled by K.S.A. 24-454, the secretary of state, as soon as practicable thereafter, shall procure the fee title in the state of Kansas to such new channel, by purchase or by condemnation proceedings.

History: L. 1927, ch. 341, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 364, § 30; L. 1978, ch. 430, § 8; April 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Chief engineer for division of water resources is authorized to promulgate regulations regarding intensive groundwater use control areas. 2007-32.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. This section and following mentioned in appeal from quiet title judgment; effects of accretion and avulsion on ownership of riverbed of navigable rivers. Murray v. State, 226 Kan. 26, 32, 34, 596 P.2d 805.


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