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Difficulty II-III+
Length 1.5 Miles
Gauge N F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT CABINS, WV
Flow Range 6.75 - 8.75 FT
Flow Rate as of: 48 minutes ago 4.41 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/25/2006 11:38 am

River Description


From the put-in at the Rt. 642 bridge in Virginia there is an additional 7.9 miles to paddle until reaching the VA/WV state line. Also check out the description of this creek in Virginia.

See also "Classic Virginia Rivers" by Ed Grove.

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Gage Descriptions

The USGS gauge at Franklin on the South Branch may also be used. Consider 3.75 as minimum

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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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Mark Anderson

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1193996 04/25/06 Mark Anderson n/a