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Difficulty II-III
Length 10.3 Miles
Flow Range 6.00 - 8.20 FT
Flow Rate as of: 43 minutes ago 3.82 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/14/2007 10:43 pm

River Description

The Left Fork is considered the mainstem of the Holly River. At the end of the run a wooden mill dam incorporates a natural ledge and is runnable on river right.

Rapid Descriptions


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Anthony Daniel
1 week ago

road scout for wood, river tends to flash up and down even more than elk (where the gauge is located).

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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.

Turner Sharp


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1192182 05/14/07 Turner Sharp n/a