6115.1320 Definitions


Published: 2015

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6115.1320 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purposes of these parts certain terms or words used herein shall be interpreted as follows.


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Subp. 2.

Boundary rivers.

"Boundary rivers" means the Red River of the North and the Bois de Sioux River as they form a natural boundary between the states of Minnesota and North Dakota.


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Subp. 3.

Dike.

"Dike" means an embankment constructed of earth and/or other suitable materials to protect agricultural lands.


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Subp. 4.

Farmstead.

"Farmstead" means a farm dwelling and/or associated farm buildings.


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Subp. 5.

Flood frequency.

"Flood frequency" means the average frequency, statistically determined, for which it is expected that a specific flood stage or discharge may be equalled or exceeded. This frequency is usually expressed as having a probability of occurring, on the average, once within a specified number of years.


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Subp. 6.

Flood waters.

"Flood waters" means those waters which temporarily inundate normally dry areas adjoining a watercourse. This inundation results from an overflow of the watercourse caused by excessive amounts of rainfall and/or snowmelt which exceed its capacity.


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Subp. 7.

Public waters.

"Public waters" means all natural and altered natural watercourses with a total drainage area greater than two square miles, except that trout streams officially designated by the commissioner shall be public regardless of the size of their drainage area.


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Subp. 8.

Watercourse.

"Watercourse" means a channel in which a flow of water occurs either continuously or intermittently in a definite direction. The term applies to either natural or artificially constructed channels.