River and Lake Boundaries

Surveying Water Boundaries - Second Edition

By James A. Simpson, PE and LS



Island surveys under government procedures are considered here. The Island Rule, which is a legal doctrine which considers changes in the river’s flow from one side of and island to the other side, is also covered.


Island formation and title claims are not exactly in the surveying field but the surveyor is most often the professional involved in the solution of the problem as part of the team assisting the attorney.