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Code of Virginia
Title 62.1. Waters of the State, Ports and Harbors
Chapter 8. Impoundment of Surface Waters

§ 62.1-105. Impoundment of diffused surface waters.

Diffused surface waters may be captured and impounded by the owner of the land on which they are present and, when so impounded, become the property of that owner. Such impoundment shall not cause damage to others; however, the owner of land on which an impounding structure as defined in § 10.1-604 is to be located shall comply with the rules and regulations of the State Water Control Board.

Code 1950, § 62-94.2; 1956, c. 632; 1968, c. 659; 1976, c. 710; 1982, c. 583.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.