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Lake Environment Committee

Maintaining the environmental well being of Lake Gaston

LGA Recommended Checklist

It is important to note any unusual occurrences regarding Lake Environment Issues by making a log. When making a log of occurrences or preparing to report issues, please make a record of the location such as north or south shore of which creek or cove or by a map location or GPS coordinates.

Note Occurrences such as:

  • Runoff from a construction area causing siltation
  • Appearance of foam like substances
  • Concentrations of trash, Waste/sewer leakage, or Odiferous water or drainage
  • Numerous floating/dead fish or birds
  • Floating or submerged debris (from fallen trees or near water construction)
  • Boats, water toys or other recreation items that are adrift
  • Buoys not operating properly or out of position

Items 1, 2, and 3 above - Please report to all of the following:

  • Dominion Power – Nancy Hux at (252) 535-6899
  • North Carolina - NC Dept of Water Quality (919) 791-4200 - Weekends & Emergencies call (800) 858-0368
  • Virginia - Brunswick Co: Department of Environmental Quality (804) 527-5042 or 527-5173 Mecklenburg Co: Department of Environmental Quality (434) 582-6233 / 6236

Items 4 and 5 above - Please report to all of the following:

  • North Carolina – (800) 662-7137
  • Virginia – (800) 662-7137

Items 6 above - Please report to the following:

  • If an item has a registry number – record and contact appropriate Wildlife or Game Dept.

Items 7 above - Please report to all of the following:

  • Mile markers – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and call Dominion Power at (252) 535-6161 ext 3
  • Danger/Hazard Buoys in North Carolina call 1-919-707-0150
  • Danger/Hazard Buoys in Brunswick County, VA call 1-434-636-2025
  • Danger/Hazard Buoys in Mecklenburg County, VA call the County Administrator 1-434-738-6191

Other Items of Concern:

  • Abundance of Noxious plants: – Please note any new patterns or abundance of noxious plants or native plants.
  • Triploid Carp: – Please note any activity / presence by triploid carp.
  • Plant / Carp Patterns: – Please provide collected information regarding plant patterns or carp on a monthly basis to the County captain.

Safe Boating:

  • What To Look For: – If you observe specific violations of safe boating rules or criminal activity contact the nearest law enforcement or wildlife enforcement office.
  • Who To Contact: – Emergency Medical Services or Fire Emergencies call 911 and explain where you are.
  • Virginia Sheriff Departments: Brunswick - (434) 848-3133 or (800) 8484-3199; Mecklenburg - (434) 738-6171.
  • North Carolina Sherriff Departments: Halifax - (252) 583-8521; Northampton - (252) 534-2611; Warren - (252) 257-3364