Tygart Valley - 2. US 219 bridge near the confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville

Tygart Valley, West Virginia, US


2. US 219 bridge near the confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 9.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm
Max Gradient 15 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03050000 2.50 - 6.00 ft I-II 01h00m 1.81 ft (too low)

River Description

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-10-02 02:37:14

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 5 2007 (4054 days ago)
Timothy GlaserDetails
I put in at Lee Bell which is about half way between Elkwater and Huttonsville. In the 3 mile run
to Huttonsville I portaged 4 times because of downed trees blocking the whole river. At the prison
there is a low water bridge that at lower levels must be portaged. I got out at the bridge CR 30 in
Mill Creek. The 5.6 miles took just under 2 hours. The section 1.2 miles below Le Bell is
un-runnable at any level because of the trees blocking and the river spliting into 4 different
streams. I portaged about 1/4 mile there but it was an easy pull. The water was crystal clear and
there was lots of wide life to be seen. Level run 2.7 ft

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