November 2014 Board Meeting

The November board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Vinita Headquarters Board Room.

GRDA welcomes Owasso’s Vandevier to board of directors

Vinita – With a background in engineering and the oil and gas industry, Owasso’s Joseph “Joe” Vandevier is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge to his new role as a member of the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) Board of Directors. On Tuesday (October 14), Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced that she was appointing […]

Celebrating 50 years of service to Oklahoma: GRDA’s Robert S. Kerr Dam

Power for Progress… A weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority It has been just over 50 years now (October 17, 1964) when Oklahoma Governor Henry Bellmon and other guests gathered on a spot overlooking the Grand River for the official dedication of the Grand River Dam Authority’s Robert S. Kerr Dam (Markham Ferry Project). Since it has been half a century since Kerr’s dedication, it seemed appropriate to revisit the facility today, and recall some of its history. Constructed between 1962 and 1964, Kerr Dam would more than double the Authority’s hydroelectric generation capacity by adding an additional 114 megawatts of output to the 96 MW already available at Pensacola Dam just a few miles up the river. Of course, … more

Floodwater release bulletin

At 10:30AM on Friday, October 17: o Grand Lake elevation was 744.81. Daily target elevation for October 17 is 741.07 feet. o At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) floodgate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 177 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water. o Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,108 cfs of water through generation. o Releases through