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Random Observations From The Grand Lake Bum

Random Observations From The Grand Lake Bum

December 5, 2022 What a GRAND kick-off to the month of December – Christmas tree lightings, opening of several drive-thru Christmas light displays, conference football championship watch parties, newfound fans for FIFA World Cup soccer, growing trivia competition at...

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Guarding The Grand Watershed

Guarding The Grand Watershed

The Grand River truly belongs to Oklahoma. Flowing for roughly 125 miles in a southwesterly direction, winding through the Ozark Mountain foothills, before giving itself to the larger Arkansas River, just outside of Muskogee, Oklahoma, the river’s beginning, and end...

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Know The Rules – Boating at Night

Know The Rules – Boating at Night

If you’re planning to watch some of the many Grand Lake fireworks from your boat, it is important to understand how to interpret lights from other vessels at night to maneuver your boat safely. It is always made more difficult because boat lights will blend into shore...

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Busy Boating Season Safety Tips and Reminders From GRDA

Busy Boating Season Safety Tips and Reminders From GRDA

Planning on doing a little boating at Grand Lake during the busy holiday weekend? Or, really, any busy summertime weekend? If so, the GRDA Police wants to pass along some boat safe, smart, and boat sober tips to keep in mind. You can also check out the Ultimate Guide...

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Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

*** Due to ongoing maintenance inside the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, there will be NO Free Tours of the Pensacola Dam during the 2022 season. GRDA appreciates your ongoing cooperation and understanding.*** With free tours of historic Pensacola Dam being offered by the...

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How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

For the most current information on the Grand Lake elevation and floodwater releases at Pensacola Dam, there are a couple of things you can do. First, for updates on the flood water release from GRDA, you can call the Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley at...

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Boating Safety – Did You Know?

Hull Identification Numbers

Hull Identification Numbers

Did you know... All boats have a hull identification number (HIN) of 12 characters. The first three characters identify the manufacturer or importer. The next five are the hull serial number; the next two represent the date of certification or manufacture. The final...

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Boating and the Barometer

Boating and the Barometer

Did you know... The barometer is a handy instrument for the boater to understand potential weather conditions. High-pressure systems generally bring fair weather with sunny days and little or no precipitation. Whereas, low-pressure systems usually bring foul weather...

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Boat Stability

Boat Stability

Did you know... A boat is subjected to two types of stability, when it is at rest (static) and when it is moving (dynamic) through the water contending with wind and waves. The hull shape of the boat is an important factor in stability and the ability of the vessel to...

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Nautical Twilight

Nautical Twilight

Did you know... Sunrise is defined as when the sun appears above the horizon and sunset is when the sun disappears below the horizon. This is important to boaters because of regulations when boat lights are to be used and personal watercraft are to be operated....

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Random Observations From The Grand Lake Bum

Random Observations From The Grand Lake Bum

December 5, 2022 What a GRAND kick-off to the month of December – Christmas tree lightings, opening of several drive-thru Christmas light displays, conference football championship watch parties, newfound fans for FIFA World Cup soccer, growing trivia competition at...

read more
Know The Rules – Boating at Night

Know The Rules – Boating at Night

If you’re planning to watch some of the many Grand Lake fireworks from your boat, it is important to understand how to interpret lights from other vessels at night to maneuver your boat safely. It is always made more difficult because boat lights will blend into shore...

read more
Busy Boating Season Safety Tips and Reminders From GRDA

Busy Boating Season Safety Tips and Reminders From GRDA

Planning on doing a little boating at Grand Lake during the busy holiday weekend? Or, really, any busy summertime weekend? If so, the GRDA Police wants to pass along some boat safe, smart, and boat sober tips to keep in mind. You can also check out the Ultimate Guide...

read more
Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

*** Due to ongoing maintenance inside the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, there will be NO Free Tours of the Pensacola Dam during the 2022 season. GRDA appreciates your ongoing cooperation and understanding.*** With free tours of historic Pensacola Dam being offered by the...

read more
How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

For the most current information on the Grand Lake elevation and floodwater releases at Pensacola Dam, there are a couple of things you can do. First, for updates on the flood water release from GRDA, you can call the Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley at...

read more
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