April Board Meeting

The April board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Vinita Headquarters Board Room.

Notice To The Public

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Please take notice that The Grand River Dam Authority has received an application for a private dock requiring directional bearing. Such directional bearing relates to a dock application for a private dock which if approved shall extend 134 feet across a cove, which measures 154 feet across from 745 feet mean sea level to 745 feet mean sea level on the nearest opposite … More

April 1935 to April 2018 … 83 years of service to Oklahoma

Power for Progress... a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority. This month marks the 83rd birthday for the Grand River Dam Authority. It was back in April of 1935 when the 15th Oklahoma legislature passed the “GRDA Enabling Act” to create the agency to be a “conservation and reclamation district for the waters of the Grand River.” GRDA embraced that responsibility from the beginning and, just over five years later, it completed the Pensacola Dam across the Grand River Valley. The state’s first hydroelectric facility, Pensacola Dam not only harnessed the power of flowing water … More

GRDA recognizes life-saving efforts of rescuers

Vinita – Heroic, life-saving efforts of GRDA Police Officers and local firemen – on display during a swift-water rescue last spring – were recognized by the Grand River Dam Authority this week. During the April 11 meeting of the GRDA Board of Directors in Vinita, Oaks Firemen Edwin Loco and Hans Hertzler, along with GRDA Officers Jeremy Cantrell, Lynn Hershberger, Lissa Kennedy and Tim Thompson, were all presented with the GRDA Police Life Saving Award for heroic actions on April 29, 2017. On that date, they were all involved in a swift-water rescue effort along the … More