Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 43 > Jun 4 1959

Sunken logs in Lake Drano are stray logs in waters of this state under the provisions of RCW 76.40.010.

AGO 1951 NO. 181 > Nov 29 1951

Unbranded logs stranded upon the banks of the Columbia River are not the property of the state.  They may be used by property owners for wood if of little or no value or treated as lost and found property.  Chapter 116, Laws of 1947 does not act to escheat such logs to the state.