Shoreline Management Plan Update

Jan 26, 2022

The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) owns and operates the Pensacola Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1494) and the Markham Ferry Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2183) which are located along the Grand River in Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, and Mayes, counties in northeastern Oklahoma. The Projects’ dams form reservoirs known as Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees (Grand Lake) and Lake Hudson. A shoreline management plan which guides GRDA’s management of the shorelines was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on October 17, 2013 for Pensacola and April 30, 2014 for Markham Ferry.

The orders approving the shoreline management plans require periodic updates to the plan. GRDA is currently completing one of the FERC-required periodic updates, which must be completed prior to January 1, 2023. To begin the process, GRDA is hosting a public informational meeting. To provide a productive forum to gather input on the shoreline management plan, the topics discussed in the meeting will be limited to providing an overview of the existing shoreline management plan, outline the sections of the plan that will be updated, and gather public input. The two meeting options are outlined below:

Lake Hudson
February 22, 2022
6:00 PM
MidAmerica Expo Center
5162 Webb Street, Pryor, Oklahoma

Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees
February 24, 2022
6:00 PM
Shangri-La Resort Conference and Event Center
31000 S. Hwy 125, Monkey Island, Oklahoma

GRDA kindly requests that those planning to attend the meeting RSVP with Jacklyn Jaggars with GRDA at or (918) 981-8473.

Draft Pensacola Stakeholder Document