Lake Gaston

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
199.68 FEET
12/13/2018
Full Pool: 200.0
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Fish report

Richmond

Date: 11/29/2018 8:37:00 PM

It is still difficult for fishermen to find clean water and most activity has been reported in down lake sections. Lake Gaston continued to run high this week and was just under 201 feet. The striper

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Ski & Snowboard forecast near Lake Gaston Golf Club

The Weather Channel

Date: 11/20/2018 10:30:00 AM

Uh oh. There are no ski resorts near this location. Please try another location. <img class="styles__noscript__2rw2y" src="https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/4cd9a80d-5e6c-4f2d-b08c-ef8d87aab23e

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Fish report Nov 16

Richmond

Date: 11/16/2018 2:40:00 PM

Kerr Reservoir was in the range of 301 feet earlier this week. Meanwhile, Lake Gaston levels have stabilized under 200 feet normal pool. Water temperatures have dropped substantially and are in the lo

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00 Watermans Ct, Brunswick, VA 23857

Richmond

Date: 11/9/2018 11:53:00 PM

1.7 acres of waterfront land located on Pea Hill Creek, Lake Gaston. Property is located in Waterman's Drive Subdivision minutes from Gasburg and the Lake Gaston Golf Club. Lot is all wooded with matu

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CASEY: Will efforts to launch a Virginia uranium mine never die?

The Roanoke Times

Date: 11/5/2018 8:00:00 PM

And dire warnings, should something go wrong, of the potential for radiation poisoning in Southside Virginia, North Carolina and even Virginia Beach, which draws its water from Lake Gaston. The issue

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• Surface Area: 20,300 Acres
Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in east United States of America. Part of the lake is in the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Northampton, and Warren. The part extending into Virginia lies in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres, with 350 miles of shoreline.
The area surrounding the lake is home to more than 150,000 residents. The nearest towns are Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, and Clarksville and South Hill in Virginia.
The lake is not federally owned. It was formed when the Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO) built Gaston Dam on the Roanoke River to generate electricity for Dominion Resources, which owns the lake. The dam is located on the North Carolina side and generates electricity for Dominion North Carolina Power, which is the North Carolina operating company of Dominion Resources. The dam includes four hydroelectric generators, with a total generating capacity of 224 megawatts.
Lake Gaston is fed by water from Kerr Lake upstream, and supplies water to Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream, a smaller predecessor to Lake Gaston. This is one of the few areas of the country with three hydroelectric dams so close together.
Lake Gaston has long been popular for fishing and other water recreation. The lake is a favorite vacation spot, because it is close to the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is close to I-85 and I-95. Lake Gaston was built for flood control, hydroelectric power and recreational enjoyment, including activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding.
The lake has been a popular retirement destination since the 1970s. Retirees are drawn from all over the country by the rural feel of the area while also being close to larger cities. There are few vacant waterfront lots remaining on the favored parts of the lake. Some buyers are purchasing smaller homes and demolishing them to make larger vacation homes. Most waterfront lots now cost over $300,000.
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