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  Youghiogheny River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Youghiogheny River (pronounced yah-kuh-GAIN-ee) is a tributary of the Monongahela River, approximately 135 mi (217 km) long, in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
The Youghiogheny rises in northern West Virginia, in Preston County southeast of Kingwood and near Backbone Mountain.
Upstream from Confluence, Pennsylvania, approximately 6 mi (10 km) north of Pennsylvania border, the river is impounded by the 184 ft (56 m) high Youghiogheny Dam to form the Youghiogheny River Lake, a reservoir that stretches upstream into northern Maryland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Youghiogheny_River   (492 words)

 Youghiogheny Scenic & Wild River
The Youghiogheny Scenic and Wild River is part of the large Mississippi River watershed that stretches from the western slope of the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Rockies in the west.
Logging railroads penetrated the Youghiogheny river valley permitting exploitation of its timber and coal.
As of 1908, Kendall was a thriving town, however operations at the mills ceased by 1912 as the timber in the river valley was depleted.
www.dnr.state.md.us /publiclands/western/youghiogheny.html   (990 words)

 Fly Fishing Pennsylvania's Youghiogheny River
The Youghiogheny River, located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, is a great tailwater fishery that has recovered well from a past mine acid spill.
The section of river from the dam at Confluence to Ohiopyle is considered by many as the finest stretch of trout water on the Youghiogheny.
Here, the river is at its coldest, surging from the dam in the low 40-degree range and increasing as the water migrates downstream.
www.flyfishingconnection.com /yough.html   (747 words)

 Youghiogheny River Rafting in Pennsylvania
Youghiogheny River rafting is one of the most popular whitewater activities on the East Coast, and for good reason.
Upper Youghiogheny River Rafting- Class V+ Steep and technical, whitewater rafting the Upper Yough is not for the faint at heart.
Middle Youghiogheny River Rafting- Class I-II The Middle Youghiogheny is the easiest of the three sections; a mild float that allows for good wildlife viewing and fishing.
www.rafting.com /youghiogheny-river-rafting.htm   (434 words)

 Youghiogheny River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
county, southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the north by Jacobs Creek; to the east by Laurel Hill, the Youghiogheny River, and Youghiogheny River Lake; to the south by Maryland and West Virginia; and to the west by the Monongahela River.
The principal tributary of the Paraná River, the Paraguay is the fifth largest river in South America.
One of the major rivers of Central Africa, the Ubangi is the largest right-bank tributary of the Congo, or Zaire, River.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9078048   (780 words)

 Mike Sajna
Fishing in the upper Youghiogheny River from Confluence, Somerset County, downstream to the South Connellsville Dam, Fayette County, appears to be improving.
Trout are the dominant species in the upper river and overall the trout catch rate increased from one trout for every 1 1/4 hours of fishing in 1994 to one trout for every one hour of fishing last year.
A total of 33 percent of the trout caught in that Youghiogheny Dam section were harvested, compared to 12 percent in the Casselman to Ohiopyle Falls section; 19 percent in the Ohiopyle Falls to Indian Creek stretch and 11 percent in the Indian Creek to South Connellsville Dam section.
www.dep.state.pa.us /dep/deputate/polycomm/pressrel/sajna/sajna0802.html   (1105 words)

 Youghiogheny C&R
Native Americans named the Youghiogheny River, which translates into our language as "a river that flows in a contrary direction", because as strange as it seems, the river flows from south to north.
Life in the river has certainly changed since the early days of the first settlers when they encountered brook trout thriving in the river.
Smallmouth bass are also common in the river, and they put up quite a surprising fight when captured on light trout fishing tackle.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/recreational/fwhotyoughcr.html   (644 words)

 Youghiogheny River Lake
Yough Lake was formed by damming the Youghiogheny River at Confluence, PA, and is a project of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
From the outflow area of the dam and extending for approximately 20 miles downstream is one of the most popular rafting and canoeing rivers in the eastern United States.
The boulder strewn stretch of river below Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, is renowned for its whitewater and is often the scene of national kayaking competitions.
www.watsonschoice.com /GuideBook/DayTrips/Attractions/YoughioghenyRiverLake.htm   (327 words)

 History and the Youghiogheny River - Fay-West.com: Youghiogheny River & Trail
The river saw the face of young George Washington, in 1754, when he led his small army of Virginian militia through the area in the hopes of constructing a fort at present day Pittsburgh, but upon reaching the great falls of Ohiopyle, Washington abandoned hope of using the river as a route to Pittsburgh.
The river was also crossed, with the assistance of George Washington and some of the other surviving officers, by the mortally wounded General Edward Braddock, who would die near the remains of Fort Necessity days later.
Following the industrial boom gone bust, the Youghiogheny River would have seen many of its boom towns begin to disappear as mother nature moved in to retake many of the once cleared and settled towns.
www.fay-west.com /youghtrail/information/history.php   (1333 words)

 American Whitewater - NWRI - Youghiogheny 3. Upper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The power company at Deep Creek has agreed to notify boaters of upcoming unscheduled releases; call 724-597-8911 for the announcements, or link to www.deepcreekhydro.com and look in the upper right corner for the generator status (on or off) or left corner for "whitewater schedule".
Running Charlie’s on river right all the way is the highly technical "Slots" line, which leads the most intrepid paddlers into Mel’s Toilet Bowl, an undercut that you don’t want to mess up.
River right is the Boof Line, which is one reason that spectators congregate.
www.americanwhitewater.org /rivers/id/753   (2408 words)

 Wildernet - Youghiogheny River State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Description - The Youghiogheny Scenic and Wild River is part of the large Mississippi River watershed that stretches from the western slope of the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Rockies in the west.
The remote and rugged character of much of the river corridor is partly responsible for the presence of viable populations of these rare species.
The river is extremely difficult and potentially dangerous and must be treated with respect.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaID=MDSPYR&CU_ID=1   (797 words)

 whitewater rafting on youghiogheny river   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pennsylvania Rapids by Christina Xenos, Whitewater River Rafting in...
Jon Katz whitewater rafting in the Youghiogheny River...
White Water Rafting on the Upper, Middle and Lower Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania, or the Mighty Cheat River in West Virginia - Laurel Highlands...
centralkb.info /rp/wr/whitewater-rafting-on-youghiogheny-river   (247 words)

 Youghiogheny River flow stopped for repairs to power plant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Youghiogheny River stopped flowing Monday afternoon in the half mile between the Youghiogheny Dam near Confluence and where it merges with the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek in southwest Somerset County.
Monday, the corps was able to partially open one of the gates to allow a flow of approximately 125 cubic feet of water per second to replenish the river and reestablish shallow coverage from bank to bank.
Although she hasn't visited the river since the dam turned off its discharge, a similar shutdown for two weeks last year caused the stranding of sculpins, and perch but few larger fish, Reilly said.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04302/403006.stm   (623 words)

 Youghiogheny River Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Youghiogheny River Lake is located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania spanning the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Youghiogheny Dam lies approximately 1.2 miles above Confluence, Pennsylvania, where the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek meet and flow into the Youghiogheny River.
The Pittsburgh District, partnering with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC), received notice of approval of the Youghiogheny River Lake Water Management and Reallocation Feasibility Report by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on August 4, 2005.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /pm/yough.htm   (405 words)

 Aerial scans provide picture of acid mine pollution in Youghiogheny - PittsburghLIVE.com
The Youghiogheny is pure enough to be a major source of drinking water as well as a recreational asset to the region, but Terry Ackman, head of the clean water team at the laboratory, who oversaw the airborne scans of the river, points out that it is "a fragile system."
Numerous coal mines peppered the banks of the river, which was at the heart of the Connellsville Coal and Coke Region at the turn of the century.
An aerial scan of the Youghiogheny River was first suggested five years ago at a conference at Penn State University's Fayette campus, sponsored by the private Youghiogheny River Council, and attended by a number of officials from state and federal environmental agencies.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/search/s_113996.html   (1657 words)

 Wildernet - Youghiogheny River Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This river attracts thousands of visitors each year to some of the best whitewater boating competition on the East Coast.
Boaters consider Youghiogheny River Lake, with all its 16 mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best power boating and water skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Youghiogheny River Lake's outflow area is one of the few areas in Pennsylvania open for trout fishing year round (except for the two weeks immediately preceding Opening Day) and is stocked by the Fish and Boat Commission on a regular basis throughout the spring and summer.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaID=PAARYO&CU_ID=1   (930 words)

 Facts about topic: (Youghiogheny River)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The headwaters are approximately 10 mi (16 km) north of the headwaters North Branch of the Potomac River (A river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay).
Upstream from Confluence, Pennsylvania (additional info and facts about Confluence, Pennsylvania), approximately 6 mi (10 km) north of Pennsylvania border, the river is impounded by the 184 ft (56 m) high Youghiogheny Dam to form the Youghiogheny River Lake, a reservoir that stretches upstream into northern Maryland.
The dam was completed in 1944 primary for flood (The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land) control.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/Y/Yo/Youghiogheny_River.htm   (449 words)

 Youghiogheny River Sojourn to flow through the region - PittsburghLIVE.com
The Youghiogheny River is calling area residents and visitors to a sojourn.
The annual Youghiogheny River Sojourn June 16-22 is part of a recreational movement that includes a dozen such river sojourns across the state, each with its own unique flavor, according to Susan Parry, who heads up an effort that helps to fund the events.
The Youghiogheny River event and the other sojourns are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
beta.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/sundayextras/faywest/s_75279.html   (696 words)

 Pennsylvania State Parks - Ohiopyle - PA DCNR
Biking: The Youghiogheny River Trail has 27 miles of trail in the park and is part of the Great Allegheny Passage.
This is the busiest section of whitewater east of the Mississippi River.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield www.nps.gov/fone and the Youghiogheny River Reservoir www.lrp.usace.army.mil/rec/lakes/youghiog.htm are nearby.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /stateparks/parks/ohiopyle.aspx   (2551 words)

It was decided that the two guides, with General Braddock as witness, would retrace their trail to the river and cache the gold until after the battle.
There they turned south in the direction of the river, thinking it was the Monongahela, though it was the Youghiogheny.
Coal was mined by the Guffeys and shipped in flatboats down the river to be sold in Pittsburgh as early as 1819, and small surface mines were operated by local farmers to supply their own needs.
www.township.north-huntingdon.pa.us /history.htm   (2738 words)

 Youghiogheny River Reservoir
The Youghiogheny River Reservoir dam was built in 1944 for the purpose of flood control and hydroelectric power.
The 20 mile stretch of river below the reservoir provide some of the best white water rafting in the east, beginning with class I and II rapids for the first 9 miles and ending with a class III and IV section the next 7 miles.
The Youghiogheny River Reservoir is approximately 2800 acres, 16 miles long with 38 miles of shoreline.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/recreational/fwhotyoughreservoir.html   (360 words)

 The Studies
Deep Creek Station discharges into the Youghiogheny River in a peaking mode, resulting in rapid and dramatic changes in flow and temperature in the river.
It is used to evaluate the effect of river flow on physical habitat variables in the river, including depth, substrate, velocity, and cover.
PPRP sponsored development of a protocol for predicting maximum daily river temperature during summer using measurements of river flow and temperature changes in the river and available predictions of maximum air temperature and cloud cover in the region.
esm.versar.com /pprp/FEATURES/deepcrk/studies.htm   (783 words)

 Youghiogheny (Yough) River Trail - Bed & Breakfast, Lodging, Camping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Youghiogheny River Trail is very scenic, as it passes
An additional asset is the view of a river that has level 3 and level 4 rapids.
Much of the Youghiogheny River Trail passes through totally undeveloped areas.
www.trailsfromrails.com /youghiogheny_river_trail.htm   (80 words)

 Fishing: Youghiogheny River is home to some brown trout beauties
Most of the 20-plus inch beauties that Yough River regulars pull from the rugged water were probably planted as fingerlings six to 10 years ago as part of the state's annual spring stocking program from Confluence to Connellsville.
The dam's most important effect on the river is that water can be released from the bottom, allowing for an influx of cooler, better-oxygenated flow even in August and September.
Lorson surmises that 90 percent of the Youghiogheny River's trout population is from planted fingerlings.
www.post-gazette.com /sports/outdoors/20031005weisberg1005p3.asp   (882 words)

 Search Results for Youghiogheny - Encyclopædia Britannica
county, southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the north by Jacobs Creek; to the east by Laurel Hill, the Youghiogheny River, and Youghiogheny River Lake; to the south by Maryland and West...
county, southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., consisting of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau bounded to the southeast by the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers and to the northeast by the...
River in northeastern West Virginia, northwestern Maryland, and...
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