What is AVULSION?

The removal of a considerable quantity of soil from the land of one man, and its deposit upon or annexation to the land of another, suddenly and by the perceptible action of water. 2 Washb. Real Prop. 452. The property of the part thus separated continues in the original proprietor, in which respect avulsion differs from alluvion, by which an addition is insensibly made to a property by the gradual washing down of the river, and which addition becomes the property of the owner of the lands to which the addition is made. Wharton. And see Rees v. McDaniel, 115 Mo. 145, 21 S. W. 013; Nebraska v. Iowa. 143 U. S. 359, 12 Sup. Ct. 396, 36 L. Ed. 1S6; Bouvier v. Stricklett, 40 Neb. 792, 59 N. W. 550; Chicago v. Ward, 109 111. 392, 48 N. E. 927, 3S IJ. R. A. 849, 61 Am. St. Rep. 185.

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