Banks of rivers

BANKS OF RIVERS, estates. By this term is understood what retains the river in its natural channel, when there is the greatest flow of water.
     2. The owner of the bank of a stream, not navigable, his in general the right to the middle of the stream. Vide Riparian Proprietor.
     3. When by imperceptible increase the banks on one side extend into the river, this addition is called alluvion. (q. v.) When the increase is caused by the sudden transfer of a mass of earth or soil from the opposite bank, it is called an increase by avulsion. (q. v.)

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When we consider that all these pebbles, countless as the grains of sand in the desert, have been derived from the slow falling of masses of rock on the old coast-lines and banks of rivers, and that these fragments have been dashed into smaller pieces, and that each of them has since been slowly rolled, rounded, and far transported the mind is stupefied in thinking over the long, absolutely necessary, lapse of years.
In an advisory issued on Monday, it says constant vigilance is required to deal with any emergency along the banks of Rivers Swan and Korang, Radio Pakistan reported.
The consultation aims to: Emergency Response for the implementation of road safety and public spaces (including bed and banks of rivers, covered or open air, stormwater, etc.
The meeting directed that stones and bags of sands should also be stored at the banks of rivers and canals for use in case of emergency during possible floods.
Mid-Wales CLA regional director Julian Salmon said, ``Farmers should not cut back vegetation on the banks of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds between February and August.
The diary tells of broken equipment, furniture left behind on the banks of rivers that have to be crossed, ailing livestock, an encounter with a bear, and so forth.
The meeting discussed and reviewed matters pertaining to the department particularly flood protection schemes and irrigation channels at various parts of the province with special reference to Peshawar, Charsadda and Chitral districts where these schemes were necessary to protect the areas laying along side the banks of rivers.