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  wv version of tide charts!
  Posted by: tdaniel on Dec-04-13 6:52 PM (EST)
 

Castoff, here's some info about wv whitewater. We can do mild or wild. I'm posting it here because there might be other pnetters who are interested as well. Use the American Whitewater website to find descriptions for specific sections and water levels-

this is the closest thing that we have in wv that resembles tide charts!

Beginner
River Section Class Miles Gauge Minimum Level
Cheat River St. George to Erwin I 19.6eat River at Parsons 600 cfs


Gauley River Swiss to Gauley Bridge I 9.6 Gauley River above Belva 600 cfs

Greenbrier River Denmar to Renick I 17.5 Greenbrier River at Buckeye 3.5

Knapp Creek Huntersville to Marlinton I 7.1 Greenbrier River at Buckeye 6.0

Little Kanawha River Wildcat to Falls Mill I 12.0 Little Kanawha River at Wildcat 5.5

Novice
River Section Class Miles Gauge Minimum Level
Anthony Creek Blue Bend Recreational Area to Greenbrier River I-II+ 5.4

Big Coal:
Marsh Fork Arnett to Dry Creek I-II+ 6.3 Coal River at Tornado 11.5

Birch River * Cora Brown bridge to bridge at Herold I-III- 6.1 Elk River below Webster Springs 5.0

Buffalo Creek
(Elk Tributary) Confluence of Taylor Creek to Swandale I-II 4.7 Elk River below Webster Springs 6.5

Buffalo Creek (Elk Tributary) Cressmont to Clay I-II 8.2 Elk River below Webster Springs 6.2

Cheat River:
Dry Fork Snyder Road (CR 32/4) bridge over Dry Fork to Jenningston I-II 7.0 Dry Fork at Hendricks 3.3

Elk River:
Back Fork Big Sycamore to Webster Springs I-II+ 5.8 Elk River below Webster Springs 5.0

Elk River:
Old Field Fork Confluence of Crooked Fork to town of Slatyfork I-III 8.2 Elk River below Webster Springs 7.5

Gauley River Donaldson to Camden-on-Gauley I-II(III) 10.5 Gauley River near Craigsville 11.9

Gauley River Camden-on-Gauley to Curtin Bridge (Rt 20) I-II 9.8 Gauley River near Craigsville 11.7

Greenbrier River Talcott to Willowood Bridge
(WV 12 & 3 I-II 5.5 Greenbrier River at Hilldale 1.5

Greenbrier River Willowood Bridge
(WV 12 & 3) to Bellepoint I-II 5.5 Greenbrier River at Hilldale 1.5

Greenbrier River Ronceverte to Fort Spring I-II 9.2 Greenbrier River at Hilldale 1.5

Greenbrier River Fort Spring to Alderson I-II 6.1 Greenbrier River at Hilldale 1.5

Middle Fork River Laurel Fork to Audra State Park I-III 5.0 Middle Fork River at Audra 3.0

New River Glade Creek to Grandview Sandbar I-II(III) 4.7 New River at Thurmond 1.25 **
(728 cfs)

New River Thurmond to Cunard I-II(III) 7.2 New River at Thurmond 1.25 **
(728 cfs)

Potomac:
North Branch Bloomington to Keyser I-II 7.5 North Branch at Luke, MD 400 cfs

Potomac River: NFSB Seneca Rocks to head of Hopeville Canyon I-III 8.5 North Fork at Cabins 5.4

Potomac: South Branch Big Bend CG to US 220 bridge south of Petersburg I-II (III-) South Branch at Franklin 2.5

Second Creek U.S. 219 bridge to Greenbrier River I-II 8.8 Visual staff gauge 1.5

Shavers Fork
Bridge at Clifton Run to Porterwood I-II 13.1 Shavers Fork at Bowden 4.9

Shavers Fork Bowden to bridge at Clifton Run I-II+ 14.6 Shavers Fork at Bowden 5.0

Williams River Bridge at Three Forks to the Gauley River I-III 10.2 Williams River at Dyer 2.8

Intermediate

River Section Class Miles Gauge Minimum Level

Big Coal:
Clear Fork Clear Creek to Ameagle II-III- 9.4 Clear Fork at Whitesville 14.5

Big Coal:
Marsh Fork * Saxton to Arnett II-III 6.5 Coal River at Tornado 12.0

Bluestone River Eads Mill to tramway at Mountain Creek Lodge II-III- 10.9 Bluestone River near Pipestem 4.0

Brush Creek * Beaver Branch to CR 3 bridge III-IV 5.6 Bluestone River near Pipestem 6.0

Buckhannon River Alton to Tenmile I-III 6.1 Buckhannon River at Buckhannon 7.0

Buckhannon River Tenmile to Sago III-IV 4.7 Buckhannon at Buckhannon 7.0

Camp Creek Church near Camp Creek Exit to Bluestone II-III 2.0 Bluestone River near Pipestem 6.0

Cheat River Limestone Mine to Lick Run II-III 5.0 Cheat River at Albright Power Station 0.6 **

Cheat River:
Dry Fork Elklick Run to Hendricks II-III 8.4 Dry Fork at Hendricks 3.0

Cheat River:
Dry Fork Gandy Creek to former wayside park I-III 12.0 Dry Fork at Hendricks 3.5

Cherry River Richwood to Curtin bridge (WV 20) II-III 9.0 Gauley River near Craigsville; also visual gauge at Fenwick 11.6

0.0

Cherry River:
North Fork Third bridge to Richwood II-IV 13.0 Gauley River near Craigsville 14.0

Cherry River:
South Fork Beech Lick Run to Richwood II-III 6.0 Gauley River near Craigsville; also visual gauge at Fenwick 13.5

2.5
Elk River Slatyfork to Elk Springs II-III 10.4 Elk River below Webster Springs 6.2

Elk River Elk Springs to Bergoo II-III (IV-) 11.8 Elk River below Webster Springs 5.4

Elk River Bergoo to Webster Springs II-III (IV-) 11.6 Elk River below Webster Springs 5.0

Elk River Below Webster Springs II-III 10.0+ Elk River below Webster Springs 4.6
(456 cfs)

Elk River:
Back Fork Confluence of Big Run to Sugar Run II-III (IV) 8.6 Elk River below

Webster Springs 6.5
Gauley River * Curtin Bridge (WV 20) to Panther Creek II-III- 4.6 Gauley River near Craigsville 11.0
(510 cfs)

Gauley River
(Middle) Mason Branch to Bucklick II-III+
(IV) 6.0 Gauley below Summersville Dam plus Meadow near Mt. Lookout 600 cfs


Holly River:
Left Fork Hacker Valley to Mill Dam II-III 10.3 Elk River below Webster Springs 6.0

Hominy Creek Hominy Falls to Summersville Lake II-III (IV) 13.8 Gauley River near Craigsville 13.0


Intermediate (continued)
River Section Class Miles Gauge Minimum Level
Laurel Creek (Cherry tributary) Jettsville to Fenwick III+ 5.3 Gauley River near Craigsville; also visual gauge at Fenwick 13.2

3.0

Leatherwood Creek Forks of Creek to Bergoo III-IV 3.3 Elk River below Webster Springs 8.0

Mill Creek (New River tributary) Hopewell Road bridge to Chestnut bridge at Ansted II-III 5.0 Visual gauge 9

II-IV 4.6 New River at Thurmond
less 10,000 cfs 600 cfs

New River McCreery to Stonecliff II-III- 10.8 New River at Thurmond 1.25 **
(728 cfs)

Paint Creek Laurel Grove Church to low water bridge below Mossy II-IV 4.6 Clear Fork at Whitesville. Also, culvert bridge below Mossy 13.5
Water on surface of bridge

Paint Creek Mossy to culvert bridge below former coal yard II-III 4.1 Clear Fork at Whitesville; Culvert bridge below Mossy 12.8, 3 below bridge surface on upstream side


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