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Difficulty III-IV
Length Miles
Gauge BIG SANDY CREEK AT ROCKVILLE, WV
Flow Range 7.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 22 minutes ago 7.21 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/03/2018 7:10 pm

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Per Robert Farmer:

I ran this in May of 2004. Rockville gauge was just over 10 feet. The gauge at Brandonville Pike is difficult to read, as it faces midstream, but "0" may be above the minimum. The run is very short, and there was one log portage. However, at this level, the Little Sandy above Brandonville Pike was BRILLIANT!!! It was glorious Class 4 bigish-water rock and roll!

 

 

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Robert Farmer
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13 years ago

I ran this in May of 2004. Rockville gauge was just over 10 feet. The gauge at Brandonville Pike is difficult to read, as it faces midstream, but "0" may be above the minimum. The run is very short, and there was one log portage. However, at this level, the Little Sandy above Brandonville Pike was BRILLIANT!!! It was glorious Class 4 bigish-water rock and roll!

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

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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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1195755 12/03/18 Tony Allred Jr 11-30-2018 - cleanup
1210560 12/03/18 Tony Allred Jr 11-30-2018 - cleanup
1193092 09/28/08 Mike Vanderberg n/a