Lake Environment Committee

Maintaining the environmental well being of Lake Gaston

The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council (LGWCC) continues to fund herbicide treatments based upon recommendations from a Technical Advisory Group with support from the Lake Gaston Stakeholders Group.  PLM Lake and Land Management was once again selected as the application contractor for these treatments in 2020.

As of June 17, treatments for Hydrilla have not been scheduled. The treatment area will be in Lizard Creek north of River Road.

Treatments for Lyngbya are scheduled :

April 27, 28, 29

May 26, 27, 28

June 23, 24, 26

July 21, 22, 23  August and September dates TBD

Maps showing the specific treatment areas can be found at: http://www.lgwcc.org


The Dominion Energy public meeting to receive input on its Shoreline Management Plan scheduled at 9:30 AM on April 14, 2020 at 100 Oakwood Avene, Roanoke Rapids was postponed.

No information on a rescheduled time is available.

Effective March 1 Dominion Energy is operating under fish spawning operations. This means that Lake Gaston can be raised an extra foot (199-201 feet) to provide storage in support of spawning flows as necessary. Dominion Energy has stated that they don’t expect to raise the water level much more than a couple inches over 200 feet.