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Difficulty II(III)
Length 8 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 01/11/2004 10:22 am

River Description

Very pristine and scenic with some strainers and always changing you might even get out and walk to the next hole. Grate for a slow day with kids or beginners.
BUT when itÂs near the top of its banks it is one hell of a ride.
Join the kids and me.

Rapid Descriptions


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Michelle White
9 years ago

Don't know how to link the gauge into the AW page, but I think this is the right gauge for this section: Paddled it about 140 cfs (?) yesterday and was a little scrapey but not bad. Peepers were peeping!

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9 years ago

when guage is at 2.4 or above, its great for boating... make this trip dozens of times a year. Finished first float this weekend 2-27-11 and - take out at allensville rd. for shorter trip

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Bob Doyle
16 years ago

If your looking for info

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Bob Doyle
16 years ago

Well I

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Gage Descriptions

When I Walk down to the waters edge and say “hummm”

Directions Description

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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.

Bob Doyle


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