GRDA Police: Boat & float safe, smart, and sober during Labor Day Holiday

Sep 02, 2021

Headed to the waters of Grand or Hudson lakes for the Labor Day Holiday? If so, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to remind you to boat safe, smart, and sober on the water. And always, wear your life jacket.

The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to remind those heading to the lakes or river of some important information that can help promote a safe time on the water.

Whether visiting GRDA’s Grand Lake, Lake Hudson, or the scenic Illinois River, it is important to remember that enjoyable outings always start with boating – and floating – safe, smart and sober.

“Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity for many water enthusiasts to visit the lake or the river,” said GRDA Corporate Spokesperson Justin Alberty. “We encourage them to come out and have a great time but also to remember that great time starts with wearing a life jacket and using common sense on the water.”

GRDA has shared the following “DOs and DONTs” often, but as people head to the water this weekend, keep these in mind:

For those planning on hitting the water on a personal watercraft, the GRDA Police also offers these important safety tips:

For more information on the Illinois River, contact the GRDA Scenic River Operations office at 918-456-3251. The office is located at 15971 N. Highway 10 in Tahlequah. For an emergency on the water, please call 911. The GRDA Police Department’s non-emergency number is 918-256-0911.