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Difficulty IV
Length 2 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 04/06/2013 9:57 pm

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David Su
7 years ago

Photo was taken when the Cheat Narrows was high, 4k cfs and rising to 5k that night, but the level of Lick Run was unknown that day (3/19/2013). The photo of the bottom of Lick Run was a low-but-runnable level (see photo comment). Further info on water levels and the upper reaches are desirable as the run appears very interesting.

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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


Thomas O'Keefe


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1201943 04/06/13 Thomas O'Keefe photo added