Kansas v. Missouri
322 U.S. 654 (1944)

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Kansas v. Missouri, 322 U.S. 654 (1944)

Kansas v. Missouri

No. 9, original

Opinion, @ante,@ p. 213

Decree entered June 5, 1944

322 U.S. 654

DECREE

This cause having been submitted upon the pleadings, evidence and exhibits, after arguments by counsel, and upon the Master's Report, and the Court having duly considered same and being sufficiently advised,

It is Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed that the boundary line between the States of Kansas and Missouri, which extends from the intersection of the Missouri River with the 40th parallel, north latitude, southward to the middle of the mouth of the Kaw or Kansas River, be and it is hereby established as the middle line of the main navigable channel of said Missouri River as said river flowed at the time of the filing of Complainant's Bill of Complaint herein, throughout the entire course of said river from its intersection with the 40th parallel, north latitude, southward to the middle of the mouth of the Kaw or Kansas River, with the exception of such deviations and departures from the course of said Missouri River, as it then flowed, as are covered by and provided for in the written stipulations between the parties and are incorporated in the description of said entire boundary hereinafter set forth.

The boundary line hereinbefore mentioned and hereby established is more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

Beginning with the fortieth parallel of north latitude, the same being the boundary between the Kansas and the Nebraska (at its intersection with the Missouri River), thence down the course or channel of the said Missouri River to a place therein opposite which the left bank thereof is a point 15.50 chains West and 9.75 chains South of the Northwest corner of Section Fourteen,

Page 322 U. S. 655

Township One-South, Range Nineteen-East, Doniphan County, Kansas.

Thence departing upon and from the left bank (at a point 15.50 chs. south of the N.W. Corner of Sec. 14, T. 1 S., R. 19 E., Doniphan County, Kansas) of the present course or channel of the said Missouri River and running North forty degrees 33' E. for a distance of 34.33 chs.;

Thence North 73

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