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Difficulty I-III
Length 8 Miles
Flow Range 4.00 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 21 minutes ago 4.35 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/23/2001 2:47 pm

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Joseph l Payne
3 years ago

Thinking about running this today,if I do I will post a more up to date report.

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7 years ago

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10 years ago

current on your Hep A/B shots?

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11 years ago

Also, in Pineville, there are some great surf waves by the walking bridge near the grade school. 304-923-3403 is my number if you ever want to go boating there.

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12 years ago

There is an alternative to this run on the Dotte. The put in is just above Pineville, go towards Mullens. The put in is just before New Richmond. You will see a swinging bridge that crosses the river. The put in is just beside that. You can email me at if you need more information. I lived approximately 18 years in this region.

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13 years ago

If one has nothing positive to say....

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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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