July is “Lakes Appreciation Month”

Jul 21, 2021

A grand resource … Thousands of visitors appreciate the opportunity to visit the waters of Grand Lake each year but did you know that July is recognized as National Lakes Appreciation Month? This week GRDA shares a few tips about caring for our lake waters so that future generations can enjoy and appreciate them too.

Power for Progress… a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority.

Did you know that July is recognized as “Lakes Appreciation Month” by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)?

Each year, NALMS sets aside this month to celebrate the important roles lakes play in our everyday lives. Whether as a water supply, flood control resource, foundation for recreation opportunities, reservoir for hydroelectric production or as another resource, lakes make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Oklahomans each and every day. Of course, GRDA’s Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and even the W.R. Holway Reservoir are part of that positive impact.

Before July gets away from us, we wanted to pass along some simple tips to area landowners and lake users. These are things everyone can do to not only show their appreciation for Oklahoma’s beautiful lakes but also help protect these waters for future generations who will want to enjoy them as much as we do. Keep these in mind when you visit the water…

These are just some of the things you can do to help protect lakes. For more information on how you can help protect GRDA lakes and the Grand River Watershed, visit the “Guard the Grand” link on