Power for Progress…
A weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority
The calendar may show mid-winter, but the minds of many Oklahomans will be on summer days on the water as they attend the 2014 Tulsa Boat Sport and Travel Shown (January 27 – February 2). If you plan to be one of these people, the Grand River Dam Authority invites you to drop by its booth. Our team will be there, promoting boating safety, sharing lake rules and regulations, providing information about upcoming lake events and answering questions about Grand and Hudson lakes.
For many years, GRDA has been a presence at area boat shows, like Tulsa’s, and this year’s booth promises to be bigger and better than before. That is important because such events are an opportunity for GRDA’s team to spend a little extra time with lake enthusiasts, discussing the many aspects of the 70,000 surface acres of lakes under GRDA control. At the booth you can get more information about the Kyle Williams Safe Boating Classes taught by the GRDA Police Department, as well information on the annual Rush For Brush habitat enhancement programs, the importance of life jacket usage, lake permitting processes and even information on the Grand Lake Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).
All of this, and more, is provided to help GRDA fulfill its mission to make certain that “on and around our lakes, we will support recreational development, environmental awareness and good safety practices to ensure the continued improvement of the quality of life for all those who utilize our resources.”
Be sure and stop by; our team looks forward to seeing you!
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-plus years.
— Justin Alberty
GRDA Corporate Communications Director
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