Drybed Lands Law and Legal Definition

According to 25 USCS § 1779b [Title 25. Indians, Chapter 19. Indian Land Claims Settlements, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nations Claims Settlement] the term "Drybed Lands" means "those lands which, on the date of enactment of this title [enacted Dec. 13, 2002], lie above and contiguous to the mean high water mark of the Arkansas River in the State of Oklahoma. The term "Drybed Lands" is intended to have the same meaning as the term "Upland Claim Area" as used by the Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey Geographic Team in its preliminary survey of the Arkansas River. The term "Drybed Lands" includes any lands so identified in the "Holway study.""