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Difficulty III
Length 4.9 Miles
Flow Range 825 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 226 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/30/2008 11:21 pm

River Description

Gradient by mile, from TopoZone map: 45, 55, 80, 90, 70 (over 0.9 mi.)

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Based on a recommendation by Steve Ettinger. Please note that this is an "indicator gage," from a nearby stream in the same watershed. Such indicator gages are best used as a guide--a means to determine whether it's even worth looking at the stream or not.

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.

Matt Muir


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