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Difficulty I-III
Length 9 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 148 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/22/2008 11:26 am

River Description

Rapid Descriptions


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12 years ago

I paddled this little creek on 5/17/08 and felt it was a minimum level for an enjoyable run withot much scraping. The gauge corellations that afternoon were as follows: Blackwater @ Davis 4.3 = 700 to 800 cfs Blackwater NR Davis 3.5 = 500 cfs This will be my min. level, NOT 300 cfs as suggested min. level indicated. This is a scenic little stream with an easy shuttle and believe it or not contains horseshoe shaped ledges for the first 3rd of the run. Walter Haydel McHenry, MD

Gage Descriptions

Based on a recommendation by Steve Ettinger. Please note that this is an "indicator gage," from a nearby stream in the same watershed. Such indicator gages are best used as a guide--a way to figure out whether it's even worth looking at the stream or not.

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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.

Mike Vanderberg


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1192184 03/22/08 Mike Vanderberg n/a