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Difficulty I
Length 8 Miles
Gauge BIG COAL RIVER AT ASHFORD, WV
Flow Range 400 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 36 minutes ago 1730 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/14/2011 7:44 pm

River Description


very easy beginner section with good scenery. Good for kids and first time paddlers. You can shorten this section by putting in along Rt 3 which runs along the river.

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Gage Descriptions

you need at least 400 cfs to get downthis section. 4000 cfs is a complete guess on the upper limit.

Directions Description


all on rt 3..you can see most of the run from the road

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

2/13/2007
Charles Walbridge

After two years of intense negotiations an agreement reached to protect endangered species in the Cheat River Canyon. Allegheny Wood Products acquired roughly 5,000 acres in the Cheat Canyon below Albright, WV in 2003 for $9.75 million. When they began building roads and cutting trees the following year the government took no steps to enforce the Endangered Species Act. A lawsuit was filed in 2005 by Friends of Blackwater Canyon, the WV Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Cheat Lake Environmental and Recreational Association. Although American Whitewater was not a party to the litigation we are gratified that an agreement was reached and commend both parties for their efforts.
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