Definition – Reliction

Reliction is the gradual withdrawal of the water from the land by the lowering of its surface level from any cause. Monument Farms, Inc. v. Daggett, 2 Neb. App. 988, 520 N.W.2d 556 (1994); Ziemba v. Zeller, 165 Neb. 419, 86 N.W.2d 190 (1957).

Land added and uncovered by a gradual subsidence of water from any cause is considered reliction. U.S. v. Wilson, 523 F.Supp. 874 (1981). See also Dartmouth College v. Rose, 172 Neb. 764, 112 N.W.2d 256 (1961); Jones v. Schmidt, 170 Neb. 351, 102 N.W.2d 640 (1960); Durfee v. Keiffer, 168 Neb. 272, 95 N.W.2d 618 (1959).