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Difficulty I-III
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 3.00 - 6.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 49 minutes ago 2.9 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/03/2005 10:39 pm

River Description

Put-in may also be made at Finnegans Ford 1/2 mile upstream from Laurel Fork.

Rapid Descriptions


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Philip Young
9 years ago

The shuttle is usually run on river left, from the ford down to Audra, and could probably be biked without problem. Resort (aka triple drop) is the main (only?) class 3, and is just below a row of cabins on river left, about halfway through the trip.

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John Duke
12 years ago

see link below for a video of this run

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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.

Turner Sharp


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1192248 05/03/05 Turner Sharp n/a