Gaston Dam Projected Flow Releases

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 gauging 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.
Day Date Operational Mode Time Period Flow (cfs)
Friday 9/21/2018 Normal Operation 12mn - 3am 0
      3am - 9am 11,000
      9am - 1pm 22,000
      1pm - 4pm 33,000
      4pm - 6pm 44,000
      6pm - 9pm 33,000
      9pm - 10pm 22,000
      10pm - 12mn 0
Saturday 9/22/2018 Flood Control Operation 12mn - 3am 11,000
      3am - 12n 22,000
      12n - 10pm 33,000
      10pm - 12mn 22,000
Sunday 9/23/2018 Flood Control Operation 12mn - 3am 11,000
      3am - 12n 22,000
      12n - 10pm 33,000
      10pm - 12mn 22,000

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