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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 12.2 Miles
Gauge S F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER NR MOOREFIELD, WV
Flow Range 2.50 - 5.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.92 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/27/2018 6:52 pm

River Description


Abour 3-4 miles below the put-in there is a class III- rapid just below the bridge carrying Peru Hollow Road over the river. It is easily seen from the shuttle road.

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Gage Descriptions

The NWS sets flood stage at 10' on the South Fork Moorefield gauge.
The Brandywine gauge(AW # 549) may also be used.
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Directions Description


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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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Tony Allred Jr

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Matt Muir

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209009 02/27/18 Tony Allred Jr 3-28-2018 - broke flows into low runnable/runnable/high runnable
1193123 05/13/06 n/a n/a