ORS 274.260¹
Title of riparian owners

(1) The title of owners of land riparian to lakes and ponds drained under ORS 274.210 (Authority of department to contract for drainage and reclamation of certain lands) to 274.260 (Title of riparian owners) extends to only so much of the submersible or submerged lands adjoining or underlying such lake or pond which may be reclaimed by such drainage as is required to fill up the fractional subdivision or subdivisions of a section which the owner owns and which are rendered fractional by such lake or pond, and the title of such owner is so limited when the waters of such lake or pond receding, because of such drainage, uncover the submersible or submerged lands adjoining or underlying such lake or pond.

(2) This section shall not affect the right of riparian owners to land acquired by natural accretion or reliction because of the gradual and natural recession of the waters of the lake or pond to which the lands of such owners are riparian. [Amended by 1967 c.421 §126; 1969 c.594 §41]

Law Review Cita­tions

2 EL 92 (1971)

Chapter 274

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate mining activities and recovery of oil and geothermal activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; Division of State Lands' authority to require lease or fill or removal permit for private company dredging submerged offshore lands to harvest clams, (1979) Vol 40, p 35; State Land Board's authority to delegate duties to Port of Portland, (1979) Vol 40, p 111

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 346, 348 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 274—Submersible and Submerged Lands, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors274.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 274, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­274ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information