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Difficulty I-III
Length 9.5 Miles
Gauge N F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT CABINS, WV
Flow Range 500 - 3110 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 220 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/15/2018 1:13 pm

River Description


This section of river was home to the Cruiser Class racers during the Petersburg Whitewater races.

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John Duke
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15 years ago

There are 2 riverwide strainers in this section as of 2-29-04,both are easily portaged..looks like Tim Lewis has a summer job

Gage Descriptions

Rough correlations between Cabins gauge in feet vs cfs:

5.0' = ~400 cfs, 5.1' = ~450 cfs, 5.3' =~527 cfs, 5.5' =~654 cfs, 6.0' = ~1130 cfs, 

6.5' = ~1,620 cfs, 7.0' = ~2,370 cfs, 7.5' = ~3,110 cfs, 8.0' = ~4,070 cfs

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Gauley Fest - September 13-16, 2018 - Summersville, WV

9/4/2018
Mark Singleton

Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

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2018 Letter To Gauley Boaters From The NPS (WV)

8/21/2018
Mark Singleton

American Whitewater received the following open letter to boaters from the rangers and staff of the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This letter will keep you up to date on important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. Enjoy your paddling season on this classic whitewater river. As in past years, American Whitewater has leased the field above Masons Branch, also known as the Legg field, for overflow parking.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

2/13/2007
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.
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Turner Sharp

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Tony Allred Jr

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192221 11/24/03 Turner Sharp 12-5-2017 - cleanup
1210427 10/15/18 Tony Allred Jr 10-15-2018
1210419 10/11/18 Tony Allred Jr 10-11-2018 - added correlations feet vs cfs