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Difficulty III-IV
Length 3.2 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 04/25/2002 12:51 pm

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Carolyn DeVenney
6 years ago

We were doing some road scouting on a winter non-paddling day and checked the creek out. We were not impressed and feel that it would be like paddling in people's backyard ditches. The water was to low to paddle but there are no real features to speak of. We did see one 2-3 foot ledge drop but it was at the end of someone's driveway. This is one we would not recommend.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

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.

Matt Muir


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