Our Borrowed Water – A Documentary Film

Our Borrowed Water – A Documentary Film

Our Borrowed Water, a new documentary detailing the importance of the Grand and Illinois River watersheds, is set to “premiere” to the public on February 19th at teh GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley The film takes a closer look at some of the issues...
GRDA Is Always Working To Preserve Grand Lake

GRDA Is Always Working To Preserve Grand Lake

Following the recent blue green algae (BGA) outbreak on Grand Lake, we wanted to highlight the efforts of the GRDA water research laboratory and the important work done there to collect water quality data and help promote and preserve Grand Lake and the valuable...
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...
Water Quality Remains A Core GRDA Mission

Water Quality Remains A Core GRDA Mission

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...
Revisiting Zebra Mussels And What You Should Know

Revisiting Zebra Mussels And What You Should Know

Zebra mussels are certainly not new to the Grand River Dam Authority, or to many lake users, however as the weather begins to warm and boats begin to hit the waters, it is a good to revisit the tiny creatures. Once referred to as “public enemy number one” on the...
A Grand Water Quality Camp Adventure!

A Grand Water Quality Camp Adventure!

Langley, Okla. – Hellgrammites, mayflies, damselflies, dragonflies, caddisflies, leeches and fish all share a common home, the water. The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s Blue Thumb program are partnering this summer to help...
A Comprehensive Approach To Watershed Management

A Comprehensive Approach To Watershed Management

A new agreement between the Grand River Dam Authority and the University of Oklahoma (OU) is intended to bring a greater focus to the waters of the Grand River watershed, while a related initiative will help share the importance of that watershed with the public...
Focused on the Grand Lake Watershed

Focused on the Grand Lake Watershed

It rests in four states, straddles two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions and impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. It is the Grand River Watershed; a collection of rivers, streams, creeks and water runoff that stretches across a roughly...