Oklahoma Tribal Leaders Against GRDA Water Level Raise Request
SENECA, OKLAHOMA -
Oklahoma tribal leaders fear a water level raise request could cause irreparable flood damage to their lands. The Grand River Dam Authority or GRDA, issues a water level variance request for grand lake. Every year just before labor day weekend grand lake water levels are lowered from 744 feet to 741 feet. The GRDA new variance request is to stop it at 742 feet this year a foot higher than normal. But local Oklahoma tribal chiefs believe the rise in water level could cause flooding on tribal lands, a term that isn't new to them. Eastern Shawnee Tribal Chief Glenna Wallace says that she's even more upset that she wasn't approached prior to the proposal.
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