WVC 31 - 3 - 6
§31-3-6. Obstruction of use of stream to drive logs into boom.
If the owner of logs or other lumber placed in a stream
above a boom erected thereon shall unreasonably delay driving
such logs or lumber into such boom, so that persons wishing to
use such stream for driving or floating logs or other lumber into
such boom shall be compelled to drive such logs or lumber into
the boom; or break any jam, to enable such person so to use such
stream, the reasonable expenses of driving or floating such logs
or other lumber, or breaking such jam, shall be borne by the
owner of such logs or other lumber so obstructing such stream, to
be recovered before a justice of the peace or other judicial
tribunal having jurisdiction, and shall constitute a lien on such
logs or other lumber until the same shall be paid.