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Difficulty I-II
Length 8.7 Miles
Gauge TUG FORK DOWNSTREAM OF ELKHORN CREEK AT WELCH, WV
Flow Range 3.50 - 5.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 4.72 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/24/2003 10:22 pm

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8 years ago

The bridge at the takeout which allows one to get to the put-in is gone; the recent flood of the tug fork destroyed it. hello to 666 To run this now, one would have to do a considerable shuttle.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

2/13/2007
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.
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Matt Muir

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