Summary of Legal Research on SLR-Related Regulatory Takings
The items below focus on Erosion or Erosive Avulsion scenarios that could apply to SLR-related loss of land in California and where courts have ruled government action caused a regulatory taking against a shoreline property owner.
- Holsinger v. State, 642 P.2d 1352, at 1353 (Alaska 1982)
Avulsion does not change a property’s legal boundary.
- City of Saint Paul v. State Dept. of Nat. Res., 137 P.3d 261 (Alaska 2006)
A property owner of uplands landward of public tidelands can benefit (gain private land if tidelands change with mean high tide line) only from accretion, not avulsion.