VINITA, OK -- The Grand River Dam Authority is announcing the new and revised lake rules and regulations for Grand and Hudson Lakes are in effect, as of June 25.
After a public comment period early this year, the GRDA Board of Directors approved the new rules which were then approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and Governor Brad Henry. The rules carry the force and effect of law.
While the most significant revisions are related to the new GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center (as the location for all lake permitting), there is one significant revision under the "boater safety" section of the rules. The new "night speed limit" rule reads as follows: "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vessel upon the waters of GRDA, between the hours of one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise at any speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour."
The former night speed limit was 35 MPH.