Glossary for Navigability Report©
Allodial: from allodium - an estate held indefinitely or for potentially indefinite duration.
Appropriated: to be set apart for or assign to a particular purpose or use.
Boatable: capable of being floated by recreational craft.
Dispositive: from disposition - a final settlement or determination.
Floatage: the act of floating; often refers to transport of commercial goods.
Impoundment: obstruction, e.g. dam.
Laws of the Partidas: the prior existing Spanish laws that the New Mexico Constitution is based on.
Riparian: relating to the bank of a natural watercourse.
Riverine: relating to a river.
Silviculture: a branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests.
Trotline: a comparatively short setline used near shore or along streams.
Setline: a long heavy fishing line to which several hooks are attached in series.
Usufructuary: from usufruct - a right to use and enjoy another's property without damaging or diminishing the property.
Watercourse: natural or manmade channel through which water flows.