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§ 820.23. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks
Part II. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 38. Scenic Rivers (Refs & Annos)
32 P.S. § 820.23
§ 820.23. Definitions
As used in this act:
(1) “River” means a flowing body of water or estuary or a section, portion, or tributary thereof, including rivers, streams, creeks, runs, kills, rills, and small lakes.
(2) “Free-flowing” as applied to any river or section of a river, means existing or flowing in natural condition without impoundment, diversion, straightening, riprapping, or other modification of the waterway except in segments classified as modified recreational rivers. The existence, however, of low dams, diversion works, and other minor structures at the time any river is proposed for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers System shall not automatically bar its consideration for such inclusion: Provided, That this shall not be construed to authorize, intend, or encourage future construction of such structures within components of the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers System.


1972, Dec. 5, P.L. 1277, No. 283, § 3, imd. effective. Amended 1982, May 7, P.L. 379, No. 110, § 1, effective in 60 days.
32 P.S. § 820.23, PA ST 32 P.S. § 820.23
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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