Since its debut in the spring of 2007, the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department’s innovative Rush For Brush program has served to enhance the fisheries of GRDA waters.
With GRDA supplying the materials and area volunteers supplying the labor, thousands of artificial fish habitats have been constructed and placed into the waters of GRDA’s Grand and Hudson lakes.
Simulating natural brush piles, these structures provide protection to fry and fingerlings while staying in place and lasting longer than natural brush piles. This fisheries enhancement helps GRDA to meet its mission as a good steward for the natural resources under its control.
In 2017, the program won the “State Government Program” Award from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. In 2018, it also won the “Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters” from the National Hydropower Association.
Rush for Brush Fish Habitat Locations