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Difficulty IV
Length 0.1 Miles
Gauge LITTLE KANAWHA RIVER NR WILDCAT, WV
Flow Range 5.50 - 7.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 24 minutes ago 4.5 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/21/2003 8:40 am

River Description


This is a park and practice rapid. This sloping ledge drop (6-8') has easy access on public property at Falls Mill. At some levels it produces a nasty U-shape hole.

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Timothy Glaser
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11 years ago

The stream gauge 03151400 is 4 miles upstream from the Falls. The water level is wrong as I was just there and it is in a bend on the river in a deeper hole but even at that there was only 6-8" of water while the gauge reading is 3.04 feet. The gauge is LAT 38-44-36 Long 80 31 32 I do have a picture of the gauge. The river there looks really good to run if there was water. There is a good place to put in and a pull off place for 3 SUV's by the gauge. The Falls dump into the Lake and there is easy take out there both above the Falls and below Falls Lat 38 46 47 long 80 33 00. My guess is that the reading is on the out flow of the dam. I will be returning on Oct. 12 to find it.

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Gauley Fest - September 13-16, 2018 - Summersville, WV

9/4/2018
Mark Singleton

Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

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2018 Letter To Gauley Boaters From The NPS (WV)

8/21/2018
Mark Singleton

American Whitewater received the following open letter to boaters from the rangers and staff of the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This letter will keep you up to date on important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. Enjoy your paddling season on this classic whitewater river. As in past years, American Whitewater has leased the field above Masons Branch, also known as the Legg field, for overflow parking.

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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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