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Difficulty I-II
Length 4.6 Miles
Gauge WEST FORK RIVER AT ENTERPRISE, WV
Flow Range 5.00 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 21 minutes ago 2.81 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/21/2010 3:59 pm

River Description


Timothy Glaser testified:
I have run this many times and anything above 3.25 is OK; anything below and you will be scraping in the shallow runs. The class 2 section is about 1/4 mile long, fun and most of the trip is rural with no housing.
The only "real" take out spots are at the beginning and about 3/4 of a mile below the "advertised" spot at Willow Beach on Rt 20. The part from route 20/I79 (the "advertised" spot) to the West Fork river is almost all residential/city and flat/Class 1. I am always looking for someone to run this section; it takes about an hour for the upper, or 2.5 if you go all the way to the West Fork.

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Marshall Wade Westfall
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2 years ago

Anyone still run this?

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Timothy Glaser
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12 years ago

I have run this many times and anything above 3.25 is OK anything below and you will be scraping in the shallow runs. The class 2 section is about 1/4 mile long,fun and most of the trip is rural with no housing. The only "real" take out spots are at the beginning and about 3/4 of a mile below the "advertised" spot at Willow Beach on Rt 20. The part from route 20/I79 ( the "advertised" spot) to the West Fork river is almost all residential/city and flat/Class1. I am always looking for some one to run this section it takes about an hour for the upper or 2.5 if you go all the way to the West Fork.

Gage Descriptions

The gauge is located on the West Fork River 20 miles below the confluence of Elk Creek thus can only be used as an indicator.

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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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