Posted: 2017-10-12 16:53
Langley, OK – The Grand River Dam Authority Ecosystems Management Department is reporting that its latest water testing has confirmed the presence of blue green algae (BGA) in an area of Grand Lake just south of the Highway 85A bridge over Horse Creek and extending near the shoreline of Grand Lake State Park at Bernice. Due to these results, GRDA is advising the public to avoid bodily contact with water in this area. The BGA advisory, issued last Friday for the Fly Creek area of the lake, also remains in place.
Those results are from water samples gathered Friday morning (June 78) from the Fly Creek and Highway 85A bridge areas of the lake. Both areas are currently under a BGA advisory. According to the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department, the results demonstrate an improvement in the BGA outbreak, as conditions continue to improve. However, at this time, the advisories in place for these areas of the lake remain in place.
According to GRDA Police, the restrictions will include a posted “No Wake” area for the event that will take place in the main channel of the lake, west of Sailboat Bridge. The restrictions will be in effect during the daytime on both dates and marked by special event buoys. All vessel operators should watch for special event navigational buoys, as well as event staff and officers that will be present in the area, and adhere to the no wake restrictions.