Batture Land Law and Legal Definition

Batture land refers to land between low tide water's edge and river bank or levee. Generally, batture land is in the same ownership as abutting land. However, it is possible to sell batture land separately.

The following is an example of a case law on batture land:

Under Louisiana law land known as "batture," that is, land located between the low- and high-water mark of a river, and timber on such land, are subject to a servitude of the state for use in the construction and maintenance of levees and may be used for these purposes without the payment of compensation to the owner. [General Box Co. v. United States, 351 U.S. 159 (U.S. 1956)].