Projected Flow Releases

Gaston Dam

Projected flow releases from Gaston Dam may change due to weather (e.g., rainfall), customer electric power demand, operations at the upstream Kerr Reservoir project, and various other conditions. Substantial, sudden flow changes may occur at any time and without notice.

Projected flow releases from Gaston Dam for today and the next two days are:

  1. The water flow released from the Gaston Dam is significantly affected by the station's operational mode. Check out the various modes.
  2. Water flow is measured in cubic feet per second (cfs).
  3. m - midnight, n - noon
  4. Current and historic flow release data can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Data is measured by the U.S. Geological  Survey gaging station located 2.8 miles downstream of the Roanoke Rapids Dam.
  5. A recording of lake levels and dam release schedules is available at (252) 535-6883. The recording is updated daily by 8:00 AM.


Operational Mode

Time Period

Flow (CFS)

Thursday, 04/17/2014 Spawning/Flood Operations 12mn - 3am 0
    3am - 7am 11,000
  7am - 10pm 22,000
  10pm - 12mn 0
Friday, 04/18/2014 Spawning/Flood Operations 12mn - 5am 0
  5am - 11pm 22,000
  11pm - 12mn 0
Saturday, 04/19/2014 Spawning/Flood Operations 12mn - 6am 0
    6am - 10am 33,000
    10am - 3pm 0
    3pm - 7pm 33,000
    7pm - 12mn 0
NYSE : (April 17, 2014) D 70.80 -0.73