Owner Liability Question
Our property extends to the middle of a creek that was dredged into a storm water conduit in the late 19th century. Much of the summer the water is only inches deep, but in storms it can rise to the level of the banks (about 12 feet above creek bottom).
I have recently seen neighborhood children playing along the creek. Yesterday I walked through the trees and shrubs along the deerpath near the water. Kids have tied a rope to a branch of a tree on our property and are evidently using it to swing out over the water. Were they to fall in now, with the water level low, bones would break!
Do I cut down the rope? Keep doing that? Ignore it? What's our liability?