Cheat, Glady Fork - 2. US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge near Sully

Cheat, Glady Fork, West Virginia, US


2. US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge near Sully

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 9.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 25 fpm
Max Gradient 25 fpm

Glady Fork of the Cheat, second 5mi.

Glady Fork of the Cheat, second 5mi.
Photo of microburst strainers by David Su taken 04/30/13 @ 275 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03067510 150 - 5000 cfs I-II 00h24m 110 cfs (too low)

River Description

Also see the other sections of the Glady Fork:

1, Glady to US 33 Bridge (I-II)
3. CR 12 bridge near Sully to confluence of the Dry Fork near Gladwin (I-III)
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-05-19 21:54:18

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 29 2013 (2051 days ago)
David SuDetails
2013 - This section of the Glady Fork of the Cheat is 10 miles from the Rt.33 put-in to the CR-12
bridge near Sully; the shuttle is only about 2.5miles. The first 5 miles is mostly slow meanders as
the posted picture; water levels pictured at ~275cfs. In the second 5 miles (example picture
posted) we encountered many river-wide blow-downs with some strainers. It appears as if a
microburst was recently in the valley, bringing down many full-size trees and many across the
river. It significantly slowed progress to the bridge and the 10 mile run took us about 5 hours.
Even if there were interest in clearing this river section of the most dangerous strainers, it
would take concerted effort and a long time to accomplish. The map indicates a dead end road on the
east bank of the river, but we found it barricaded by the Sully Rd. Bridge and it seemed perhaps
little used. The river bank was mostly mature mountain laurel which looked little disturbed. If the
river were over 300cfs and swifter it should induce great caution about the strainer hazard over
the second 5 miles to the CR-12 (Sully Rd.) bridge.
April 28 2013 (2052 days ago)
David SuDetails
mileage map from Rt.33 to CR-12 bridge:

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