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Difficulty II-IV
Length 9.5 Miles
Flow Range 6.50 - 8.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 6 years ago ~ 4.7 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/23/2004 12:40 pm

River Description

The steepest mile starts within 1/2 mile of the CR 17/2 bridge put-in.

Rapid Descriptions


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Anthony Daniel
3 years ago

scout heavily for wood. A couple of years ago much of this run was impassable. It was more of a hike than a paddle. We only finished 1/2 of the run and spent as much time out of our boats as we were in them. If you have more recent info- please update since new information is hard to come by.

Gage Descriptions

The Mount Lookout gauge is located 18 river miles downstream of the put-in on the Meadow River. Thus this gauge can only be used as an indicator.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

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.

Matt Muir


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