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Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 3. General Powers of Counties [4150 - 4160]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 1. Towpaths [4150 - 4153]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )


The board of supervisors of each county may, when public convenience for the purpose of commerce requires it, cause to be located and opened a towpath, not exceeding ten feet in width, along the banks of any navigable stream within the county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)


In order to locate and open a towpath, the same proceedings shall be taken as are required by law to be taken in the respective counties of this State for the purpose of locating and opening public highways.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)


The owner of any land over which a towpath is located and opened shall not be deprived of the water frontage. He has the free use and enjoyment of his land, subject only to the right of the public to use it for the purposes of commerce.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)


It is not necessary to construct or maintain fences on either side of any towpath, but the board of supervisors may make all necessary regulations for the government and management of towpaths, and may provide for the erection of gates and for the full and complete protection of the property through which the towpath passes.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)

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