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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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for a serious analysis of dam removal were denied, we hope the dam owner considers removal in the future for this outdated dam.
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