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Kanawha River | credit USACE


The Kanawha River is a tributary of the Ohio River. The river begins at the confluence of the New and Gauley rivers. The Kanawha flows approximately 97 miles before joining the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Kanawha River fish species include smallmouth bass, musky, walleye, sauger, channel catfish, flathead catfish, sunfish, suckers, and others.

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