WVC 17 - 18 - 11
§17-18-11. Same -- Wharf or pier on land along watercourse;
abatement of wharf obstructing navigation.
Any person owning land upon a watercourse may erect a wharf
on the same, or a pier or bulkhead in such watercourse, opposite
his land, provided the navigation be not obstructed thereby, and
provided such wharf, pier or bulkhead shall not otherwise injure
the rights of any person. But the county court of the county in
which such wharf, pier or bulkhead shall be, after causing ten
days' notice to be given to the owner thereof of its intention to
consider the subject, if it be satisfied that such wharf, pier or
bulkhead obstructs the navigation of the watercourse, or so
encroaches on any public landing as to prevent the free use
thereof, may abate the same.