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Difficulty I-III
Length 12 Miles
Flow Range 3.30 - 7.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.59 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/20/2003 10:27 am

River Description

Most of the rapids above Harmon are straight forward and formed by cobble bars or rock gardens. There is a ledge upstream of Harmon visible from US33 and another one below Harmon that is not visible from WV 32 that first timers may need to scout. In between these two ledges is a 3 foot low head dam which at certain levels would have a keeper backwash - approach with caution

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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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1192145 10/20/03 n/a 4-15-2018 - small edit/cleanup