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Difficulty I-II
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 11/22/2005 7:54 pm

River Description


Take-out at the US220 bridge on the southside of Moorefield. If continuing on to the South Branch paddlers may take-out at the PUBLIC ACCESS RAMP AT THE US220 bridge on the North side of Moorefield. This adds 3 1/2 miles to the trip and you may want to consult the Moorefield gauge for the South Branch.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

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The NWS sets 10' as flood stage on the South Fork Moorefield gauge.

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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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193124 11/22/05 n/a 3-28-2018 - broke flows into low runnable/runnable/high runnable