GRDA Police offer share water safety tips

May 25, 2022

Planning to visit the lakes or the river during Memorial Day Weekend or the weeks ahead? If so, the GRDA Police wants to pass along some boat safe, smart and boat sober tips to keep in mind.

Looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend and the busy summer boating and floating season on the water? If so, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to remind you 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. GRDA has shared the following “Dos and Dont’s” often, but as you head to the water, 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 about the GRDA Police Department or how an officer can assist community members, contact the department at 918-256-0911. Finally, if those who need assistance from a boat are encouraged to call 911, or if no cell phone is available, radio the GRDA Police on Marine Band 16. The GRDA Scenic River Operations Office, (918) 456-3251, is located at 15971 N. Highway 10 in Tahlequah.