At our Wednesday, April 5th meeting, Kathy Pfleger, Master Gardener and Lake Gaston resident will talk about how we can landscape along the Lake Gaston shoreline with native plants, trees, and shrubs. She will discuss soil and plant basics, and how to comply with Dominion's Shoreline Management Plan.
Water levels at Gaston and Roanoke Rapids are managed to promote fish spawn from March 1st to June 15th. While lake levels are targeted to remain below 200' mean sea level (ft-msl) at Lake Gaston, maintaining downstream flow is a primary goal. Dominion states:
During the striped bass spawning season (March 1 – June 15), water may be stored in Lake Gaston between elevations 200.00 and 201.00 for weekend downstream flow augmentation.
This is considered "normal operations" during the fish spawn season. If rainfall increases significantly in the Roanoke River watershed, Dominion Power may enter "emergency operations". Lake levels may then exceed 201'.
We will do our best to keep you informed if it appears lake levels may exceed 201'.
Perhaps, for the very first time in the history of the LGA, we are taking our monthly board meeting on the road in support of our Virginia members.
The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly board meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mecklenburg County Middle School / High School Complex located at 25001 Highway 58, Baskerville, VA 23915.
Guest Speaker: Paul Nichols – Mecklenburg County School Superintendent
Topic: New look for school campuses and a tour of their new facility
The meeting is open to the public, members, and non-members alike, and of course all LGA members are invited to attend. So gather up your Virginia neighbors and come join us for this most exciting historical event.
We have all been working very hard this past year to improve the LGA way of doing things, and we’re very excited to report that we accomplished all our 2022 goals with great success; all thanks to our wonderful volunteers who helped us exceed expectations.
The LGA Directors are always here whenever you need us and we will always put you, our members first. To us, it’s a real commitment, and that commitment means helping you find the right solution for your problems or concerns. All of us on the Lake Gaston Association board are honored by the trust you place in us every single day, and we will never take that trust for granted.
We hope you realize how vital your feedback and volunteer efforts are to the success of the LGA, and we greatly appreciate all of you who take the time to reach out and assist us with these needs – Your insight and contributions help us improve who we are and what we do for you, and we thank you for your support!
As always, we wish you nothing but the best in your health, safety, and the preservation of our most treasured asset; beautiful Lake Gaston.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us: