I too consider it a victory. In these times when everybody is looking for someone to file a lawsuit against, I think it is in our best interest to be proactive and address the issues before they become reality.
Click on the link below for a lengthy discussion about property owner's rights relating to streambed ownership on the SoHo:
I believe that there was a similar discussion regarding Little River in Townsend, and Byron stated that in Townsend some
property owner's do actually own the river bottom.
I don't see how this amendment affects a set of laws regarding property ownership, those of which are completely unrelated.