yes, Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia is the book to get. It’s a great book that has undergone several revisions.
Another great resource is the american whitewater page. When checking out specific streams be sure to click on the comment sections. While the stream monitor updates are sporadic, the users are pretty decent about sharing data under the comments section. Especially about water levels. The West Virginia Wildwater Association message board is a good place for questions about specific runs and water levels. For the class IV and up streams, fayetteville whitewater and wv visuals, both on facebook, are good resources.
As far as the southern half of the state- low class IV and down, including the seasonal smaller streams, I’m not too shabby. My chance to brag.
West Virginia - Bracken’s Creek, Anglins Creek (carried extensively due to wood), Cherry River , South Branch of the Cherry, Laurel Creek (trib of Cherry), down Elk (below Webster Springs), race course section on elk (curtain road to Webster S.), Lower Backfork of the Elk to Webster S. , Elk from Clay to river road, Elk river from Blue Creek to Coonskin Park, Buffalo Creek (Elk trib: Cow Lick to Clay ballfield), Left fork of the Holly below Hacker Valley, Middle fork Tygart from route 33 to Audra and from Audra onto Main Tygart gorge ( carried shoulder snapper ) , Tygart Valley River (from Norton to Belington), Buckhannon River (Alexander to Ten Mile), Lower Seneca Creek (carried church drop) Cheat Canyon and Narrows, Glady fork of the Cheat (rt 33 to 12) Black Fork of the Cheat (Hendricks to Parsons), Dry Fork of the Cheat (just above river road gauge to Hendricks), Blackwater River from Cortland to Davis Water Plant, Beaver Creek from Coal Prep plant to Davis, Paint Creek (Lively to Paint Creek Park, Park to Pratt) Williams (part of middle and lower sections only) New River : Va state line to Shanklin’s Ferry, Bellepoint to Brooks Falls, Brooks to Sandstone, Sandstone to Glade Creek, Glade creek to GV Sandbar, GV Sandbar to Stonecliff, Stonecliff to Cunard, Cunard to Fayette Station (over 375 runs on this section), Fayette Station to Hawks Nest Tram, Cotton Hill to Gauley Bridge (Dries), Piney Creek (portaged 3 drops), Dunloop Creek (from Harvey Bottom to a little bit above the falls) Cranberry River (middle and lower), Bluestone: Spanishburg to Eads Mill, Eads Mill to Bluestone Lake SP., Camp Creek (Mash Fork Campground to Camp Creek Baptist church, Church to Bluestone), Brush Creek (Brillo Falls section only), Top Gauley (Donaldson to Camden on Gauley, Camden on the Gauley to Curtain Bridge, Curtain Bridge to Panther Creek to Persinger Creek) Gauley : Summersville dam to Swiss (over 100 runs split between upper and lower),Swiss to Jodie, Belva to Gauley Bridge, middle Gauley (Mason’s branch to Bucklick), twenty mile creek, Laurel Creek (New trib. between Dempsey Road and Beckwith only), Upper and Middle Meadow River , and Meadow River swamp (from James-Kanahwa Turnpike to Rupert WMA) Greenbrier : Cass to Coverlick, Cloverlick to Thorny Creek, Seebert to Anthony, Talcott to Bellepointe, Ronceverte to Alderson, Second Creek (Hollywood to Fort Spring), Anthony’s Creek (Blue bend to Anthony), Deer Creek (Greenbank to Cass), Big Coal River: Orgas to Racine, Racine to Dartmont Park (Ashford) and Tornado to St. Albans, Little Coal River: from Little Coal Campground to Lock 2 on Big Coal, Danville to Kuhn Juvenile Center, Marsh Fork: Fairdale to Dry Creek and Marsh Fork HS Memorial Park to Whitesville, Mill Creek (upper sections from Possum creek Road to Ansted only) West River, Simpson Creek, Elk Creek, Birch River (Cora Brown to Herold), North Branch of Potomac (Barnum to Bloomington), North fork of the South Branch of the Potomac (Riverton to Seneca Rocks, Cruiser Course and Hopeville Canyon) , South Branch of the Potomac: the Trough, lower Smokehole Canyon (Big Bend to Petersburg), South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac (Seybert to Milam), Kanawha River below the falls
If you need any beta on these runs just holler and I’ll give you beta to get you to the right holler for the put in and takeout!