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Difficulty II-III+
Length 8.4 Miles
Flow Range 3.50 - 8.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 3.36 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/19/2012 11:40 pm

River Description

Parking is very limited at Aggregates just below the Culvert bridge. Most boaters put-in at Norton under the bridge which shortens the trip 2.5 miles.

Rapid Descriptions


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11 years ago

My girlfriend and i rand this at 2.9 too low although the twin giants were still runnable. Stay left on this rapid as the hydraulic to the right will hold you then spit you under the second large boulder, there is also a log pinned under the same boulder. Would be very fun about a foot higher.

Gage Descriptions

The gauge is located 14 rivers miles downstream of the put-in.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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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.



Thomas O'Keefe


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