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Difficulty II
Length 4 Miles
Gauge CHEAT RIVER NEAR PARSONS, WV
Flow Range 3.00 - 8.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 21 minutes ago 4.47 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/30/2012 3:25 pm

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This gauge includes the flow of the Shavers Fork.
The NWS Sets 16' as flood stage.

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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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COMMENTS NEEDED: Road through Blackwater Canyon Proposed (WV)

12/4/2002
Jason Robertson

197thumb.jpg The USFS has received a request from a logging company to grant access on the existing railroad grade to facilitate logging in the Blackwater Canyon. Your comments are needed to protect pedestrian access for boaters, ensure that the road is repaired, and to reduce siltation from the erosive impacts of the road. A sample letter is attached.
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Matt Muir

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