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Albright Dam Removal Part of National River Cleanup Effort

The Albright Dam is the last dam in West Virginia on the Cheat River, and environmental groups say it has long been an impediment to fish migration. Photo by Joey Kimmet/Friends of the Cheat.

The U.S. Interior Department recently announced $1 million in funding toward removing the defunct Albright Dam as part of an effort to improve water quality and restore free-flowing waterways nationwide.

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Restoring waters damaged by acid mine drainage: A conversation with Amanda Pitzer

Amanda Pitzer headshot and Cheat River

Amanda Pitzer with Friends of the Cheat discusses the specific impacts of acid mine drainage on the Cheat River, analyzes abandoned mine lands funding pending before Congress and charts a path for future success in collaboration with state and federal decision-makers.

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West Virginia: Cheat River and Summersville Lake

Two kayakers navigate a rapid

Cheat River Location: The Cheat River flows north through northeastern West Virginia, near the towns of Rowlesburg and Albright. Difficulty: The Upper Cheat north of Parsons is a Class I river with excellent camping and fishing opportunities. The river’s Narrows

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