Lake Gaston

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
200.48 FEET
4/26/2017
Full Pool: 200.0
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Enjoying the coffee addiction

Daily Herald

Date: 4/25/2017 7:58:00 AM

For my coffee-swigging pals out there, I do want to propose a locally-roasted coffee that you may not have tried – Lake Gaston Coffee Company. Owner Jason Shearin treats the roasting process of his beans as seriously as an artist does his canvas

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Flood Watch

WFMY News 2

Date: 4/25/2017 12:08:00 AM

Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Pfafftown, Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend, High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Bethesda, Durham, Research Triangle, Pilot, Ingleside, Louisburg, Franklinton, Nashville, Aventon

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Business expands

Daily Herald

Date: 4/23/2017 3:07:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on March 23 for the expansion of Tangler Trash Service, at 311 Shaw Springs Road in Littleton. Owner Chris Pierce is a creative and hard-working young professional, growing his business

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Flood Watch

WFMY News 2

Date: 4/22/2017 7:17:00 PM

Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Pfafftown, Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend, High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Bethesda, Durham, Research Triangle, Pilot, Ingleside, Louisburg, Franklinton, Nashville, Aventon

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Shad fishing

Frederick News-Post

Date: 4/22/2017 5:58:00 PM

Mullen lives on Lake Gaston, one of a series of lakes that eventually become the Roanoke River as it flows south from the mountains of Virginia all the way to the Albemarle Sound before entering the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of North Carolina

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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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