Blackwater Canyon

Blackwater Canyon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Blackwater Canyon is a rugged, heavily-wooded, eight-mile (13 km) long gorge carved by the Blackwater River in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, USA. For many years, it has been the object of controversy as environmental activists have contended with industrial (power, timber, development) interests over its ultimate status.The Canyon extends from the foot of Blackwater Falls, near the town of Davis, to the confluence of the Blackwater River with Dry Fork (forming the Black Fork), near the town of Hendricks. It is a 1,000-foot (300 m) deep chasm separating Backbone Mountain (to the northwest) from Canaan Mountain (to the southeast). Over its entire course, from falls (3,000 ft/915 m) to confluence (1,750 ft/534 m), the river drops about 1,250 feet (380 m) in elevation. (This affords kayakers a whitewater river with Class IV-V+ (upper Blackwater) and Class III-IV (lower Blackwater) rapids).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136693119
  • 9786136693118