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Difficulty I-II
Length 2.3 Miles
Flow Range 6.50 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 30 minutes ago 6.27 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/23/2003 7:48 pm

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Take-out at Tygart Junction requires a 3/4 mile cary back to the Carrolltown covered bridge. To see another covered bridge paddle down the Tygart Valley River to Phillipi and take out on river left at boat ramp beside the bridge.

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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


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