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Difficulty II-III+
Length 2.2 Miles
Gauge BLUESTONE RIVER NEAR PIPESTEM, WV
Flow Range 6.50 - 15.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 58 minutes ago 6.11 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/19/2003 9:51 am

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Little Bluestone is a laid back run as far as creeks go, but its tributaries can get wild if you have the guts to check them out. They are Suck Creek, White Oak Branch, Parker Creek, Spicelick Creek, and Jumping Branch. I have not explored them fully but the map says that they have lots of gradient in store. Put in at the CR 27 bidge near Nimitz. Take out at the confluence with the Bluestone River on CR 27 which is only vehicle passable on its south end near Ellison.

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Just a guideline. Seeing & believeing is the only surefire method.

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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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