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Difficulty I-II
Length 11 Miles
Flow Range 1.70 - 8.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 2.06 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 09/26/2003 12:04 am

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The most convenient put-in is on river right near the VA 7 highway bridge. This adds 3 miles to the trip.

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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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