A recent “Siberian Express” weather front that slammed the Lake Gaston region last week with strong, blustery winds and temperatures in the single digits caused more problems in the area than just having to bundle up warmly.
With the continued extremely cold weather, most waters are either iced in or are showing lots of ice, particularly in shallow areas. Consequently, few anglers are out. On Lake Gaston, water temperatures are in the low to high 40s, and fishing is fair.
Snow totals in the Lake Gaston Kerr Lake area ranged from about 7 inches to just over 9 inches. The heaviest amounts were recorded toward the middle of Lake Country, with nine inches reported at locations in Vance and Warren Counties.
Thousands of visitors pack the Lake Gaston region and help make the area thrive during the summer months each year, but officials and residents actively work to keep the local economy going strong during the “off-season" as well.
Lake residents may be excited to hear their property values decreased in recent revaluations in Halifax and Northampton Counties, but according to county leaders that doesn’t necessarily mean their taxes are going down.