Big Sandy Creek - 1. PA-WV State Line to Bruceton Mills

Big Sandy Creek, West Virginia, US


1. PA-WV State Line to Bruceton Mills

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 7.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03070500 6.50 - 9.50 ft I-II 01h13m 4.97 ft (too low)

River Description

Big Sandy USGS Gauge
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-12-03 17:04:57

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 10 2011 (2778 days ago)
Robert FarmerDetails
A massive oil and gas waste landfill is planned for the the Big Sandy at the confluence with the
Little Sandy. Check it out, and voice your opposition, please! Go to Send letters to: Preston County Solid
Waste Authority c/o Mr. Fred Taylor 118 Lick Run Rd. Newburg, WV 26410 and also Preston County
Commission 106 W Main Street, Room 202 Kingwood, WV 26537
May 29 2003 (5712 days ago)
Bruce FleckensteinDetails
Ran at 7 feet on the Rockville gauge (about 1280 cfs). From the Thorton bridge (about a half mile
downstream from the Pa. border), the run is mostly class 1. There is a long pool above the dam.
Nothing deserves a class 3 rating.

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