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SECTION 5.10- WATERBODIES AND WATERCOURSES

Lot lines shall be drawn so that natural waterbodies shall be located on an individual building lot or divided so that property lines extend to the mean high water mark.

If a tract being subdivided contains a watercourse or portion thereof, lot lines may be drawn so as to distribute the entire ownership of the watercourse among the ownership of adjacent lots.

Additionally, a conservation easement may be required to be established which creates a buffer area around such watercourse or waterbody or the Commission may require that the buffer be dedicated as open space in accordance with Section 5.17 of these regulations. The Commission may approve any alternative plan whereby responsibility for safe maintenance and access to the watercourse is assured. 

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