Power for Progress- 2012 Summer Lake Launch

GRDA Lake Policemen Scott Cox (left) and Jason Littlefield answer the question of a young lake enthusiast at the GRDA information booth during the Tulsa Boat Show earlier this year. GRDA will have several information booths set up during the upcoming Summe Lake Launch event, to be held this Friday, April 6, from 6 to 8PM at the GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley.

Power for Progress…
A weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority

This Friday, April 6 …
GRDA hosting “Summer Lake Launch” at Ecosystems Center

With over 70,000 surface acres of water under its control, including Oklahoma’s premier water destination – Grand Lake – the Grand River Dam Authority has a lot going on during the summer boating and recreation season.

Promoting life jacket safety, enforcing lake rules and regulations, assisting the public with lake related questions, conducting lake enhancement programs, inspecting and permitting boat docks, coordinating with groups on fishing tournaments and other lake events… the list goes on and on.

So, in an effort to inform the public of all its lake-related programs, GRDA is hosting its first “Summer Lake Launch” event this Friday, April 6, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley.

During the event, GRDA will have several booths and displays set up where the public can gather information on a variety of lake events and programs. GRDA personnel, including the GRDA Lake Police and Ecosystems team, will also be on hand. GRDA CEO/Director of Investments Dan Sullivan will also be giving a “State of the Lake” address during the event.

The Summer Lake Launch is free to the public and is being held in conjunction with Grand Lake’s “Welcome Back Weekend.” For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Starks at 918-256-0644 or by email at lstarks@grda.com

Of course the public can get more lake-related information year-round from GRDA by visiting grda.com; GRDA’s Facebook page or by calling 918 782 4726.

GRDA also reminds the public of the upcoming, federally-required roadway inspection across Pensacola Dam. This will require the portion of Highway 28 that crosses the dam to be closed Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13, from 7AM to 5:30PM. More information is available at grda.com. 

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Directly or indirectly, GRDA’s low-cost, reliable; electricity serves nearly 500,000 homes in Oklahoma and stretches into 75 of 77 counties in the state. At no cost to Oklahoma taxpayers, GRDA also manages 70,000 surface acres of lakes in the state, including Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and the W.R. Holway Reservoir. Today, GRDA’s 500 employees continue to produce the same “power for progress” that has benefited the state for 75 years.

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