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Difficulty I-II
Length 3.7 Miles
Flow Range 1.70 - 8.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 51 minutes ago 3.53 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/24/2018 1:56 pm

River Description

From WV 9 there is flat/moving water for about a mile, then a rapid (Class II, but perhaps III at higher levels), then a pool above a Dam.  The Dam must be portaged (river left) and then some additional Class II rapids and moving water down to Millville, WV

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Portage Trail Secured At Millville Dam on Shenandoah

Kevin Colburn

Federal regulators recently issued a new 46-year license for the Millville Dam on the Shenandoah River that includes a formal portage route sought by American Whitewater. The dam is just upstream of the popular Staircase section of the Shenandoah. Also included in the license is continued operation of several access areas up and downstream of the dam. While our requests for a serious analysis of dam removal were denied, we hope the dam owner considers removal in the future for this outdated dam.

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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


Tony Allred Jr


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192234 10/22/04 n/a 8-17-2017 Corrected minimum flow level to match section below it (should be the same)
1210761 12/24/18 Tony Allred Jr 12-24-2018 - added description