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Encyclopedia > Boundary Waters Treaty

The International Boundary Waters Treaty is the 1909 treaty between the United States and Canada providing mechanisms for resolving any dispute over any waters bordering the two countries. The treaty covers the 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ...

   
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main shore to main shore of the lakes and rivers and connecting waterways, or the portions thereof, along which the international boundary between the United States and the Dominion of Canada passes, including all bays, arms, and inlets thereof, but not including tributary waters which in their natural channels would flow into such lakes, rivers, and waterways, or waters flowing from such lakes, rivers, and waterways, or the waters of rivers flowing across the boundary.
   
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Inter alia, the treaty guarantees that any navigable waters be "free and open." Image File history File links Cquote1. ... Shore A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size surrounded by land. ... River upstream of an Australian trout farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... Image File history File links Cquote2. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... A river or canal is Navigatable if the water is deep and wide enough, and not flowing too fast. ...


See also

The Boundary Waters is a region of wilderness and semi-wilderness lakes, rivers, and forests straddling the border between Minnesota (USA) and Ontario, Canada. ...

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