05/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/02/2019 10:45
Floodgates at GRDA's Robert S. Kerr Dam, releasing water from Lake Hudson on Thursday, May 2, 2019. GRDA asks the public to be mindful of the signs, fencing and other infrastructure in place around the dams to notify those in the area when floodgates are open, generators are operating or water is rising swiftly.
With recent heavy rains in the Grand River watershed, along with floodgate operations at both Pensacola Dam (Grand Lake) and Robert S. Kerr Dam (Lake Hudson), the Grand River Dam Authority wants to remind the public that 'safety first' is a top priority at these locations. The signs, buoys, sirens, fencing and flashing lights in place around the dams are there to notify those in the area when floodgates are open, generators are operating or water is rising swiftly.
Please keep these safety precautions in mind when you are near GRDA hydroelectric facilities.
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: employees, electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship and efficiency.