As part of its long-term environmental and public service commitment, Dominion provides water level, flow and quality information from the Roanoke Rapids and Gaston hydroelectric stations that are operated by Dominion Generation. The data includes real-time data on water temperature and dissolved oxygen content, projected water flow from the Roanoke Rapids dam, and lake level information for Lake Gaston.
Water temperature and dissolved oxygen levels are important environmental data that can affect aquatic life downstream of the station dam. These parameters are measured in the Roanoke Rapids tailrace 900 feet downstream of the dam. Projected water flow released from the dam and projected lake levels are provided as a service to area residents and those who use the lake and river for recreation.
The reach of the Roanoke River from the NC Route 48 bridge to the Weldon boat ramp (approximately 5 river miles) offers excellent opportunities for paddlers of various skill levels—depending on water levels. Visit our Roanoke River Whitewater section for information.
A wide variety of recreational resources are available on or near Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake. View our Recreation Resources page for a listing of areas developed in accordance with Dominion North Carolina Power's FERC Hydropower license.
Construction and Use Procedures for Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake are designed to protect environmental resources around the lakes and to permit use of the company's property by the public. View the construction and use procedures and related documents.
Dominion North Carolina Power's FERC Hydropower license is available for review, including compliance plans, the License, the Settlement Agreement (SA) and minutes from Cooperative Management Teams. View the hydropower license and related documents.