Holway boat ramp remains open for use

Work continues at the northwest boat ramp on GRDA’s W.R. Holway Reservoir. New amenities, expected to be completed this fall, are intended to enhance public access at the site.

Salina – The Grand River Dam Authority’s project to upgrade public access at the W.R. Holway

Reservoir’s northwest boat ramp is well underway as construction crews continue to work on the new covered pavilion and concrete parking area.

While the work progresses, GRDA is informing the public that the northwest boat ramp remains open for use, however visitors are being asked to park on the west side of the rock pile near the ramp, to accommodate deliveries associated with the construction work.

 GRDA expects the all the work at the site to be completed later this fall.

GRDA bond issue gets rating news from Moody’s, Fitch

Vinita – A $91.3 million Grand River Dam Authority bond issue will go forward later this month with an “A1” rating from Moody’s Investor Services, and an “A+” rating from Fitch Ratings. Both agencies, which assigned the ratings in early August, also gave the GRDA issue a “stable” outlook.

“Proceeds from this bond issue will be used to refund a previous issue,” said GRDA Chief Financial Officer Eddie Rothermel. “We’re pleased that we can move forward with this issue, carrying these strong ratings from Moody’s and Fitch.”

Pricing will take place on August 8 and 9.

According to Moody’s, the stable outlook reflects “expectations that GRDA’s cost competitiveness and improved financial profile will be maintained as its industrial load requirement increases.” Meanwhile in its findings, Fitch noted that GRDA’s “financial metrics continued to strengthen in 2016” with GRDA’s financial projections through 2021 showing a strong debt service coverage.

The ratings on the latest bond issue are consistent with GRDA’s trend of improvement in overall credit ratings, dating back to 2005. Today, the Authority maintains the highest credit ratings in its history from Moody’s and Fitch.

“This trend affirms the effort that our board, staff and workforce have put into making GRDA a stable, efficient and financially sound agency,” said GRDA Chief Executive Officer Dan Sullivan. “We’re pleased to move forward with a bond issue that will help to save our ratepayers money.”

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.

GRDA reschedules Lake Hudson Rush For Brush

Langley Severe weather in Oklahoma may have caused the postponement of one of the Grand River Dam Authority’s popular “Rush For Brush” workshops on May 20, but, thanks to a new partnership, a bigger and better event is now in the works for August.

On Saturday, August 26, the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department – which has been hosting Rush For Brush artificial habitat construction workshops since 2007 – will team with the Indian Territories Chapter of Quail Forever to host its workshop in conjunction with the chapter’s annual youth day event.To be held at Longcrier RV Park on Lake Hudson, the day will be an opportunity for volunteers to once again construct the artificial fish habitats. At the same time and location, the Chapter will have a BB gun booth for kids, a shotgun shoot and kayaking opportunities (with a lifeguard on duty). Quail Forever will also be providing free hotdogs, hamburgers and water for all participants.

“We thought this would be a great way to present another Rush For Brush workshop this year, while also allowing participants to take part in the activities Quail Forever is bringing to the lake,” said GRDA Darrell Townsend, Vice President of Ecosystems and Lake Management. “We’re looking forward to working with the chapter on this event.”

GRDA anticipates a large turnout for the workshop and is asking participants to register to insure that enough materials are available. You can register online by clicking on the “Lake Information” dropdown menu on grda.com, then following the “2017 Lake Events” link to “Rush For Brush Registration.” You can also contact the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department at (918) 256 0895.

Longcrier RV Park is located at 2906 E 4675 Road, in Pryor. Turn east on E440 Road off of Highway 69 and follow E440 past Camp Dry Gulch, continuing on until you reach Longcrier RV Park.

 

 

GRDA Police Implement Navigation Restrictions for the GLOC Boat Races

Langley – The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department is announcing that temporary boating navigation restrictions will be in place near the Sailboat Bridge area of Grand Lake on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15. The temporary restrictions will be in place to help accommodate the GLOC Shootout event during those dates.

According to GRDA Police, the restrictions will include a posted “No Wake” area for the event that will take place in the main channel of the lake, west of Sailboat Bridge. The restrictions will be in effect during the daytime on both dates and marked by special event buoys. All vessel operators should watch for special event navigational buoys, as well as event staff and officers that will be present in the area, and adhere to the no wake restrictions.

The GLOC Shootout is an annual drag boat race held on Grand Lake and expects to draw a crowd of spectators estimated at 15,000 both on land and on boats.

 

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 99 feet across a cove, which measures 169.5 feet across from 745 feet mean sea level to 745 feet mean sea level on the nearest opposite shoreline.

Applicant: Joanna H. Potts Revocable Trust

Location: Ketchum

Lake Address: 35942 S 4490 Road, Ketchum, OK 74133

Legal Description: Township 23N, Range 21E, Section 1

Project: Private Dock

If you would like to request additional information, please address your request to the Grand River Dam Authority Administration Headquarters, P. O. Box 409, Vinita, Oklahoma 74301 or call (918) 256-0632.

GRDA, lake partners implementing “adopt the shoreline”

Langley – A new initiative, intended to protect and preserve the scenic beauty of the Grand Lake shoreline, will soon make its debut along the water’s edge.

The “Adopt The Shoreline” program is the result of a coordinated effort among the Grand River Dam Authority, Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron, Grand Lake Association, “Grow With Grove” Steering Committee and community volunteers. Currently in the final phases of organization, the program will utilize lake-area volunteers in ongoing efforts to maintain the scenic shoreline of Grand Lake.

“This is patterned after a very successful program they already have in place on Lake of the Ozarks,” said GRDA Superintendent of Shoreline Enforcement Scott Horton. “We’ve had the opportunity to review that program and are excited to bring something similar to Grand.”

According to Horton, GRDA realized the real need for an ongoing shoreline cleanup initiative after routine aerial surveys of Grand Lake. While the “Lend A Hand For Lady Grand” program has been successful for many years, this new effort is expected to expand both the reach and volunteer base for cleanup efforts.

“The goal is to divide the shoreline into 10 zones,” said Horton. “There will be a coordinator for each zone and they will organize their volunteer team to clean up their adopted shoreline areas.”

GRDA will supply trash bags for the effort and will also be paying the disposal costs for all approved “Adopt A Shoreline” cleanups. The Authority will also be staffing its own full-time shoreline cleanup crew, complete with a barge and the equipment necessary to remove large debris from the shore. Horton said the effort will be highlighted by large cleanup events in the fall and again in the spring.

To support the program, GRDA is currently developing a special “Adopt A Shoreline” website that is expected to launch later this summer (more info will be available soon).

“I’m very excited about this program. I think it will be a tremendous benefit to the lake area and will allow us to preserve the beauty of the Grand shoreline,” said Horton.

GRDA offers safe boating tips for July 4 holiday

Duck Creek Boating RulesLangley — For many lake enthusiasts, the July 4th holiday marks the high point of the summer season on Oklahoma’s water playgrounds. The Grand River Dam Authority’s Grand and Hudson lakes are certainly no exception, as large crowds are expected to hit the water for boating, swimming, skiing, tubing, cruising or simply relaxing along the shore.

With that in mind, the GRDA Police Department wants to remind all those lake visitors that “boating safe, boating smart and boating sober” is still the best way to spend time on the water.

One very special message the GRDA Police share with Grand Lake visitors each Fourth of July is the reminder that special boating rules are in effect for the Duck Creek arm of the lake. Those rules are as follows:

  • All watercraft wider than 8.5 feet shall operate at “Idle” and avoid producing a wake at all times in Duck Creek. (If the vessel is wider than 8.5 feet, Duck Creek is no wake for the vessel at all times regardless of length).
  • All watercraft longer than 30 feet shall operate at “Idle” and avoid producing a wake at all times in Duck Creek. (If the vessel is longer than 30 feet, Duck Creek is no wake for the vessel at all times regardless of width).
  • All watercraft smaller than both measurements listed above may operate on plane not to exceed 30 mph in Duck Creek from official sunrise to official sunset.
  • All watercraft must “Idle” and avoid producing a wake from official sunset to official sunrise (night time) in Duck Creek between May 1 and Oct 1. (No wake in Duck Creek for all vessels at night).
  • All Watercraft must stay to the right of the center lane of buoys and at least 150 feet away from any dock, breakwater, structure, or shoreline.
  • On the actual day of the Duck Creek Fireworks (Monday, July 3, 2017) all watercraft shall operate at “Idle” and avoid producing a wake at all times in Duck Creek (all day, all night).
  • The area known as “The Turn” (area near Harbor’s View and Ugly John’s) is a no wake zone for all vessels at all times.

The following tips can also be helpful to lake visitors as they plan a trip to GRDA lakes this summer.

  • Before you leave the dock, know the stability, load capability and handling of the vessel you are operating. Remember, every boat is different. Check the water conditions and know where hazards like sandbars and stump beds are located.
  • Before you leave the dock, check the weather conditions. Don’t get caught on the lake in a storm you could have avoided.
  • Airplane pilots file a flight plan. Boaters need a float plan. Tell someone responsible where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Don’t drink and boat! Most lake accidents are alcohol related. Don’t become a statistic.
  • All boats must be equipped with certain safety equipment, but this equipment is useless if you don’t know how to use it. Learn how to properly use all the safety equipment on your boat.
  • Double-check to see if you have all the required safety equipment on your boat:
    ‐ Life jackets (for all passengers)
    ‐ Bailing device
    ‐ Fire extinguisher
    ‐ Horn or whistle
    ‐ Throwable cushions
    ‐ Anchor
    ‐ Oar
    ‐ Operating boat lights

For more information about the GRDA Police Department or how an officer can assist you, contact the department at (918) 256-0911 or visit grda.com. Finally, if you need assistance from your boat, the GRDA Police Department encourages you to call 911. If you do not have a cell phone available, you can radio the GRDA Police on Marine Band 16.

GRDA removes all BGA advisories for Grand Lake

Langley- The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that the most recent results from its water sample testing in Grand and Hudson Lakes have shown a negligible presence of blue green algae (BGA) toxins. Due to these results, GRDA is removing its public swim advisories for Grand Lake.

“We want to thank the public and the lake community for all the cooperation during these advisories,” said GRDA Vice President of Corporate Communications Justin Alberty. “We will continue our regular monitoring efforts across the lakes but based on the most recent tests we believe it is safe to remove the advisories.”

Those advisories had been in place for the Fly Creek and Highway 85A bridge areas of Grand Lake. No BGA blooms have been confirmed in any other area of the lakes. While GRDA continues to monitor water quality on both Grand and Hudson, algae blooms are dynamic and develop rapidly. It is recommended that individuals avoid swimming or participating in water recreational activities in areas where the water is discolored or where you see foam, scum or mats of algae on the water. The public is asked to report these areas of concern to GRDA at 918-256-0911.

“We expect both Grand and Hudson lakes to be in really good shape for the upcoming July 4 holiday,” said Alberty. “We encourage the public to come out and have a great time.”

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.

GRDA Variance Request from Grand Lake Rule Curve Requirements in 2017

Vinita – The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) is submitting a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which proposes a temporary variance to rule curve requirements for Grand Lake elevations for the period August 15 through October 31, 2017. If approved by FERC, GRDA would not be required to lower the elevation of Grand Lake from 744 feet to 741 feet during that period.

As in prior years, GRDA proposes to institute a slightly modified rule curve for the lake’s elevation during this time period to protect safety and property during the peak recreation season of 2017, including Labor Day weekend. The variance request is the same as those granted by FERC in 2015 and 2016.

GRDA intends to file the variance request with FERC on July 10, 2017. To help facilitate this filing date, GRDA requests written comments on this proposal by July 7, 2017. The public can review the variance request on GRDA’s website, grda.com. Please send your comments via email to Teresa Hicks at thicks@grda.com. Comments can also be sent via U.S. Mail to:

Attention: Teresa Hicks
PO Box 409
226 West Dwain Willis Avenue
Vinita OK 74301.

All comments received by GRDA on this proposal by July 10 will be fully considered and made a part of the record of consultation included in the FERC filing.

All questions related to this draft 2017 rule curve variance request should be directed to Nathan Reese at 918-530-8247 or nreese@grda.com.

Draft Variance

GRDA reports BGA conditions improving

Langley — The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that the most recent results from water sample testing in Grand Lake has shown a significant decrease in levels of blue green algae (BGA) toxins.

Those results are from water samples gathered Friday morning (June 23) from the Fly Creek and Highway 85A bridge areas of the lake. Both areas are currently under a BGA advisory. According to the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department, the results demonstrate an improvement in the BGA outbreak, as conditions continue to improve. However, at this time, the advisories in place for these areas of the lake remain in place.

“We’re very encouraged by what we have seen in the most recent test results,” said GRDA Vice President of Corporate Communications Justin Alberty. “We hope we will be able to lift the advisories soon, but for the time being we do ask the public to continue to use caution in these areas of the lake.”

Alberty again stressed that all other areas of Grand Lake are free of any advisories and the public is encouraged to come and enjoy the lake. GRDA will also continue its water sampling for as long as conditions warrant.

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.

GRDA expanding blue green algae advisory

Langley, OK – The Grand River Dam Authority Ecosystems Management Department is reporting that its latest water testing has confirmed the presence of blue green algae (BGA) in an area of Grand Lake just south of the Highway 85A bridge over Horse Creek and extending near the shoreline of Grand Lake State Park at Bernice. Due to these results, GRDA is advising the public to avoid bodily contact with water in this area. The BGA advisory, issued last Friday for the Fly Creek area of the lake, also remains in place.

“We’re expanding our advisory to this area due to our latest water sampling results,” said GRDA Vice President of Corporate Communications Justin Alberty. “We’re asking the public to take precautions and avoid contact with the water in the Fly Creek and areas of Horse Creek around the Highway 85A bridge.”

Alberty did stress that BGA has only been confirmed in these areas of Grand Lake and the overwhelming majority of the lake is not impacted by these advisories. “There are many other areas and recreational opportunities on this lake for the public to come and enjoy,” he said. “We encourage everyone to come out to Grand but please be aware of the advisories for these specific areas.”

It is recommended that individuals avoid swimming or participating in water recreational activities in areas where the water is discolored or where you see foam, scum or mats of algae on the water. BGA may resemble thick pea soup, green paint or bluish, brownish or reddish-green paint. When BGA washes up on shore, it can form a thick mat on the beach. BGA can reproduce rapidly in water bodies with adequate amounts of sunlight and nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen.

If you see a BGA bloom, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality recommends that you avoid all contact with the water, keep your pets and livestock away from the water and immediately contact DEQ at 800-522-0206 or GRDA at 918-256-0911.

GRDA reports BGA level in Fly Creek arm of Grand remains high

Langley – The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that the most recent results from water sample testing in the Fly Creek arm of Grand Lake have shown that the level of blue green algae (BGA) remains high in that area.

Those results are from water samples gathered by the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department on Saturday morning, June 17.

GRDA first reported the presence of BGA with microcystins levels greater than 100 micrograms per liter, on Friday June 16. BGA at densities more than 100,000 cells per milliliter with more than 20 micrograms per liter of microcystins is considered toxic.

The public advisory to avoid bodily contact with water in the Fly Creek area of Grand Lake remains in place. All other areas of Grand Lake are open, with no advisories in place. GRDA will continue to monitor the Fly Creek area on a daily basis, as long as conditions warrant.

If you see a BGA bloom, ODEQ recommends that you avoid all contact with the water, keep your pets and livestock away from the water and immediately contact DEQ at 800-522-0206 or GRDA at 918-256-0911.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 3:00PM on Tuesday, June 13:

• Grand Lake elevation was 745.18 feet. Daily target elevation for June 13 is 744 feet.
• At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) east spillway gate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 196 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
• Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 12,672 cfs of water through generation.
• Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 12,868 cfs.
• Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 8,661 cfs.

• Lake Hudson elevation was 619.76 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
• At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) gate was open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 232 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
• Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 13,134 cfs.

At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the remaining open floodgate at Pensacola Dam will be closed Wednesday afternoon.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

GRDA Unit 3 achieves “sellable power”

GRDA’s Unit 3 combined cycle gas generator (located at the Grand River Energy Center, east of Chouteau), achieved “sellable” power in early June.

GRDA’s Unit 3 combined cycle gas generator (located at the Grand River Energy Center, east of Chouteau), achieved “sellable” power in early June.

The Grand River Dam Authority welcomed the month of June by celebrating a very significant milestone at the Grand River Energy Center (GREC), east of Chouteau.

On June 1, the new GRDA Unit 3 combined cycle gas plant reached “sellable power completion.” In other words, on that date, the new unit was proven capable of generating and delivering 440 megawatts of electrical power to the GRDA transmission system.

According to GRDA Vice President of GREC Operations Robert Ladd, “a four-hour capability demonstration test was successfully conducted to satisfy Southwest Power Pool’s requirements and define the available power as the ‘Accredited Generating Capacity’ for our generation source.”

This is a major milestone and accomplishment for the GRDA team and its partners in construction of the facility, including Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA), TIC/Kiewit and Black & Veatch.

“While this exciting accomplishment was a critical one, there is still work ahead of us,” added Ladd. “Our continued team efforts will undoubtedly ensure the final stretch of this project will be successful.”

This achievement is the latest in GRDA’s ongoing efforts to the complete the new 495 MW unit which is equipped with MHPSA’s first M501J model combustion turbine to be deployed in the Western Hemisphere. With the potential to be the most efficient combined cycle generator in the United States, GRDA’s Unit 3 will be fueled by Oklahoma natural gas.

After much research and discussion, GRDA decided to move forward with the Unit 3 construction in August 2014. With full support of its customer group, the Authority broke ground on the project in January 2015. The new unit is expected to supply abundant and reliable electricity to GRDA ratepayers for decades to come. Its addition will further expand an already diverse GRDA generation portfolio which already includes coal, gas, water and wind resources.

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 7:

– Grand Lake elevation was 747.57 feet. Daily target elevation for June 7 is 744 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 13,430 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,514 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 26,944 cfs.
– Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 12,780 cfs.

– Lake Hudson elevation was 624.79 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) gate was open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 273 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 34,560 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 34,833 cfs
– Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 27,642 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 3:30PM on Monday, June 5:

– Grand Lake elevation was 748.44 feet. Daily target elevation for June 5 is 744 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, four (4) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 12,656 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,609 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 26,265 cfs.
– Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 20,140 cfs.

– Lake Hudson elevation was 624.57 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) gate was open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 272 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 34,020 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 34,292 cfs
– Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 27,922 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Shoreline cleanup postponed

Langley – The Grand River Dam Authority is announcing that the annual “Lend a Hand for Lady Grand” shoreline clean up event, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 3, has been postponed.

“At this time, we still have some dumpster locations that are not accessible due to higher lake levels,” said GRDA Vice President of Corporate Communications Justin Alberty. “So we will postpone it for the weekend but will reschedule for a later date this summer.”

Alberty added that GRDA will release the new date to the public as soon as it is available. The annual clean-up stems from a partnership between GRDA, the Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron and many volunteers around the lake area. Each year, these volunteers pick up shoreline trash to not only enhance the scenery around Grand Lake, but also keep those shoreline areas safe for all visitors.

“Volunteers do a great job with this program,” said Alberty. “We appreciate their efforts and look forward to holding this cleanup again in the coming weeks.”

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 2:00PM on Friday, May 26:
• Grand Lake elevation was 750.93 feet. Daily target elevation for May 26 is 743.67 feet.
• At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) east spillway gate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 4,752 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
• Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,422 cfs of water through generation.
• Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 16,174 cfs.
• Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 12,970 cfs.

• Lake Hudson elevation was 630.77 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
• Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 34,560 cfs of water through generation.
• Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 16,329 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 3:00PM on Thursday, May 25:

– Grand Lake elevation was 751.42 feet. Daily target elevation for May 25 is 743.60 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 15,156 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,308 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 26,464 cfs.
– Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 13,780 cfs.

– Lake Hudson elevation was 630.99 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
– Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 32,940 cfs of water through generation.
– Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 26,650 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 3:00PM on Wednesday, May 24:

– Grand Lake elevation was 752.35 feet. Daily target elevation for May 24 is 743.53 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 28,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,468 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 39,868 cfs.
– Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 16,320 cfs.

– Lake Hudson elevation was 633.32 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) floodgates were open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 35,738 cfs.
– Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 34,290 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 70,028 cfs.
– Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 40,105 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

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 120 feet across a cove, which measures 296.04 feet across from 745 feet mean sea level to 745 feet mean sea level on the nearest opposite shoreline.

Applicant: Jason Hair

Location: Ketchum Hollow

Lake Address: 495 S. 1st Street, Ketchum, OK 74349

Legal Description: Township 24N, Range 21E, Section 35

Project: Private Dock

If you would like to request additional information, please address your request to the Grand River Dam Authority Administration Headquarters, P. O. Box 409, Vinita, Oklahoma 74301 or call (918) 256-0632.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 9:30AM on Wednesday, May 24:

· Grand Lake elevation was 752.60 feet. Daily target elevation for May 24 is 743.53 feet.
· At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, six (6) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 35,280 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
· Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,394 cfs of water through generation.
· Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 46,674 cfs.
· Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 17,300 cfs.

· Lake Hudson elevation was 633.82 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
· At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) floodgates were open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 36,081 cfs.
· Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 34,560 cfs of water through generation.
· Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 70,641 cfs.
· Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 51,006 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) will hold an informal public meeting on June 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.at:

Grand River Dam Authority
Ecosystems & Education Center
Grand Hall
420 E. Hwy 28
Langley, OK 74350

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain public comments regarding proposed changes to Grand River Dam Authority Permit Applications. These proposed changes are on the GRDA website at www.grda.com.

GRDA wishes to solicit comments on these changes from all interested individuals and businesses. If you would like to submit written comments or have any questions, please contact Darrell E. Townsend II, Ph.D., Assistant General Manager of Ecosystems and Lake Management, P. O. Box 70, Langley, OK 74350, (918) 256-0616.

Private Buoy Installation Specifications
Application for Private No Wake Buoy Placement
Application for Domestic Raw Water Permit
Application for a Breakwater
Application for Permit to Construct Retaining Wall, Boat Ramp, Tram System, and Rip Rap
Application for a Sanctioned Event

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 10AM on Monday, May 22:

• Grand Lake elevation was 754.77 feet. Daily target elevation for May 22 is 743.40 feet.
• At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 37,580 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
• Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,562 cfs of water through generation.
• Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 49,142 cfs.
• Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 33,500 cfs.

• Lake Hudson elevation was 633.35 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
• At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) floodgate was open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 21,108 cfs.
• Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 33,750 cfs of water through generation.
• Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 54,858 cfs.
• Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 51,495 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.

Floodwater Release Bulletin

At 8AM on Monday, May 22:

– Grand Lake elevation was 754.81 feet. Daily target elevation for May 22 is 743.30 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 22,644 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
– Five (5) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,517 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 34,161 cfs.
– Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 34,500 cfs.

– Lake Hudson elevation was 633.50 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
– At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) floodgate was open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 21,170 cfs.
– Four units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 33,750 cfs of water through generation.
– Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 54,920 cfs.
– Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 36,745 cfs.

As a safety precaution, GRDA will be restricting access to spillway areas below the dams. The GRDA Police Department also reminds the public that it is illegal to enter floodwater discharge.