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Difficulty III-IV
Length 3.7 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 06/15/2004 12:22 am

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Reportedly pretty polluted with sewage from Oak Hill.

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clay wright
15 years ago

Actually, runs through Minden, WV after Oak Hill which was a super-fund sight! It has some good drops, or did before the flood. Might be worth asking the folks at Ace Whitewater about the current conditions when you get a huge rain. BJ and I ran it in like 97?

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Gabriel Hinkley
16 years ago

As to the pollution level of this creek:
from what I've been told by senior guides in the area, many houses on this creek straight-pipe. That is to say fresh from the toilet to this creek. Supposedly one of the higher fecal counts in WV. Might want to look for another creek!

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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.

Tracy Jackson


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