WASHITA RIVER, CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, PROJECT
This project was done in 2008 for a client that was needing the
amount of land that was submerged in the Washita River from each
land owner in this section.
The river in this section cuts
through the sandy soil very easy.
From the original GLO plat, the
river moved a lot.
This is the original 1871 GLO plat which
honored the Washita River as a navigable
stream. The official GLO plat is dated 1899.
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Last updated: December 29, 2010
The interesting thing about this survey was
having to reconstruct the original section and
its alliquot lots before running the
meandering lines of the river, which would be
at ordinary high water mark (OHWM). The
OHWM is typical method for navigable
streams but the Washita River through
Oklahoma is considered non-navigable.
Therefore, the property boundaries that were
along this line used the salient point method
as described in the Manual of Instructions
(1973). Both the salient point and OHWM
methods were used in this survey to calculate
the area of submerged lands.