41:04:04:01. Definition of terms. Terms used in this chapter are defined as follows:
(1) "Public waters," all meandered lakes, rivers, and streams and their shores to the high-water mark; all waters and shores of reservoirs constructed with public funds; and all other lakes, rivers, and streams that may be used by the public for boating, fishing, hunting, trapping, bathing, skating, and other activities for pleasure and recreation. Lakes, rivers, and streams that become dry during certain seasons of the year or periods of drought remain public waters;
(2) "Dock," a wharf, platform, pier, or similar structure located on, in, or over any public water. A dock is normally connected to or otherwise in contact with the shoreline;
(3) "Floating dock," a diving platform, ski jump, or similar structure located on, in, or over any public water. A floating dock is normally not connected to or otherwise in contact with the shoreline;
(4) "Boat lift," any device used for storing or holding boats above the surface of public waters.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 10 SDR 76, 10 SDR 102, effective July 1, 1984; 33 SDR 225, effective June 25, 2007.
General Authority: SDCL 32-3A-1(6).
Law Implemented: SDCL 32-3A-1(6).
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