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Difficulty I-II
Length 9.8 Miles
Gauge N F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT CABINS, WV
Flow Range 1200 - 4070 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 78.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/06/2020 7:31 pm

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John Duke
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16 years ago

Hey Turner
We ran this section on 9-20-03..with the cabins gauge at 6.7..Atthis level it was a continuous rapid with wave trains up to 3 feet and very few eddies..we did the first 4 miles in about 20 minutes..
Do you think the minimum level should be Qite a bit lower than 6.1?
John Duke

Gage Descriptions

Rough correlations between Cabins gauge in feet vs cfs:

5.0' = ~370 cfs, 5.1' = ~425 cfs, 5.2' =~480 cfs, 5.3' =~550 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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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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1214285 02/06/20 Tony Allred Jr updated description
1210421 10/11/18 Tony Allred Jr 10-11-2018 - added correlations feet vs cfs
1192225 11/24/03 Turner Sharp n/a