Preserving a Grand (Lake) View

Preserving a Grand (Lake) View

The windows lining one side of the Grand River Dam Authority’s water research laboratory actually look out onto the waters of Grand Lake. That is fitting, considering the purpose of the lab. Created in 1935 to be a “conservation and reclamation district” for the...
GRDA Announces Guardians of the Grand Program

GRDA Announces Guardians of the Grand Program

The Grand River Dam Authority’s Ecosystems and Watershed Management Department is excited to introduce the Guard the Grand Watershed Conservation Program. Through several workshops, planned for July and August, it will be rolling out the program to the...
Pensacola Dam – Celebrating 80 Years of History in 2020

Pensacola Dam – Celebrating 80 Years of History in 2020

The “official” birthdate occurs sometime later in 2020, but since this year marks the 80th anniversary of Pensacola Dam, the Grand River Dam Authority plans to share information all year long about this historic structure and the important role it has played in...
Caring For The Waters is the Ongoing Mission of GRDA

Caring For The Waters is the Ongoing Mission of GRDA

First created in 1935 to be a “conservation and reclamation district” for the Grand River, the Grand River Dam Authority has been involved in the protection and preservation of Oklahoma’s natural resources ever since. With the establishment of its Ecosystems...
Eagle Watching at Grand Lake – GRDA’s Eagle Pass

Eagle Watching at Grand Lake – GRDA’s Eagle Pass

The eagles have landed. Or at least that is what happens each winter at Eagle Pass, below Pensacola Dam at Oklahoma’s Grand Lake which makes it the perfect place for eagle watching at Grand Lake. [Updated Jan 2020 – Scroll down to learn about eagles...
GRDA – Stay Safe, No Matter The Season

GRDA – Stay Safe, No Matter The Season

Stay safe, no matter the season It may be a little bit early to think about parking the lawnmower for the remainder of the year, but there has been a touch of fall in the air in recent weeks and soon enough, the calendar will make it official. As one season gives way...
Remember To Be Safe Around GRDA Hydro Facilities

Remember To Be Safe Around GRDA Hydro Facilities

A swift water rescue – performed last week by Grand River Dam Authority Police along with members of the Locust Grove and Pryor Fire Departments below Robert S. Kerr Dam – is a good reminder of just how powerful rushing waters can be. That, coupled with the arrival of...
Gathering, Sharing and Researching Grand Lake Water Quality

Gathering, Sharing and Researching Grand Lake Water Quality

With roughly 70,000 surface acres of lake waters under its control, along with the scenic Illinois River, the Grand River Dam Authority is second only to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) in jurisdiction over state waters. Those waters stretch from the far...