Lake Gaston

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
199.88 FEET
6/22/2018
Full Pool: 200.0
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Lake Currents: Lizard Creek Jam & BBQ Battle set for Saturday

Daily Herald

Date: 6/19/2018 6:29:00 AM

It’s almost here! Our new and improved summer kick-off festival — the Lizard Creek Jam & BBQ Battle — will be held at the Lake Gaston Lions Club festival grounds (home of the annual Lake Gaston Seafood Festival in October), at 139 Stanley Road in

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SBI identifies couple and grandson found dead at home near Lake Gaston

WNCT

Date: 6/11/2018 11:05:00 AM

The SBI on Monday also announced the names and ages of the three dead residents of Littleton, which is near Lake Gaston. Charles Davis, 76, Gladys Marie Davis, 75, and Antonio Allen Mills, 41, were all found Saturday in the home at 101 Kirkland Street

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3 found dead in home near Lake Gaston in Halifax County

WNCT

Date: 6/9/2018 5:41:00 PM

The Littleton interim police chief, Ed McFaddin, told the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer that he does not believe there is any ongoing threat to the public

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Couple ready for barbecue battle

Daily Herald

Date: 6/7/2018 11:19:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce is in its 50th year of serving the two-state, five-county region surrounding Lake Gaston. In celebration of this milestone, it moved its annual Battle of the BBQ, now called the Lizard Creek Jam & BBQ Battle

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Turning jars into dollars for community

Daily Herald

Date: 6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM

HENRICO — Some area ladies save money all year to help the community. The Lake Gaston Ladies Club donated more than $7,500 to 24 different community organizations on Tuesday, during its June Ice Cream Social. Representatives from those groups were there

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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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