§31-3-1. Consent of state to construction of booms.
The consent of the state is given for the construction of a boom or booms, by corporations incorporated for the purpose, with or without piers, dam or dams, in the rivers, creeks or other streams of this state which may be necessary for the purpose of stopping and securing boats, rafts, logs, masts, spars, lumber and other timber: Provided, however, That no such boom or dam shall be constructed in any of the rivers, creeks or other streams of the state, which are navigable by steamboats at an ordinary stage of water above the places where such boom or dam is proposed to be located.