Gaston Dam (Lake Gaston)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Gaston
NID ID: NC00826
Longitude: -77.811
Latitude: 36.5019
County: HALIFAX
River: ROANOKE RIVER
State: NC
Nearest City: ROANOKE RAPIDS
Distance: 8.00 miles
Owner Name: VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY
Owner Type: Public Utility
Dam Designer: STONE & WEBSTER
Private Dam? NO
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Estimated (Certainty)
Foundation: RSZ
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1963
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1986H
Dam Length: 3600 feet
Dam Height: 99 feet
Structural Height: 99 feet
Hydraulic Height: 89 feet
Maximum Discharge: 644000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 513000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 450000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 20300 acres
Drainage Area: 8340 square miles
Hazard Potential: HIGH
Emergency Action Plan? YES
Inspection Date: 2012-05-21
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? NO
Spillway Type: CONTROLLED
Spillway Width: 548 feet
Outlet Gates: T11;
Federal Regulatory Agency:
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