Grand Lake in NE OKSaturday, July 7th, 2007
Southeast Kansas recently suffered from rainfall up to a foot in areas. This water all follows the Neosho River to Northeast Oklahoma. Miami, a small city on the river has been hit hard by floodwaters, the second worst flood only to the 1951 flood. The area also experienced a flood of just slight less magnitude in 1986. The waters of the Neosho River finally drain into Grand Lake. The lake is currently at 754.25′ elevation. At 755′ water goes over the dam. Grand Lake is operated by the Grand River Dam Authority. Authority rules do not allow building below the 757′ mark. With today’s lake level you can easily see why the GRDA requires building above the 757′ mark.
If you are currently thinking of buying lake property on Grand Lake, now is a great time to view properties. You will see the lake at it’s worst but more importantly you will see how close the water is to prospective homes or property you are considering. This high level does not happen often and it may be twenty years before we see it again, but the peace of mind in knowing you have seen the lake at it’s highest levels and just where this high water mark is on the property you may want to buy can give you peace of mind for years to come.
We have many listings you would enjoy as a full time home, weekend retreat, or an investment property in the rural areas of Grand Lake such as the Zena area or our quaint small towns and cities such as Langley, Disney, Ketchum, Monkey Island, or Grove.
There is a nice home waiting for you priced from fifty thousand to over a million dollars and all prices in between. Elegant upper end homes are found in Grove’s Patricia Island Estates, on Monkey Island in the Chateaus, Villias, Point Marin, The Peninsula, or on South Grand Lake in the Coves or the Points.
Many people seeking weekend retreats find the gated communities of Monkey Island with all outside upkeep taken care of for you just what they want. Many of these homes can be found in the three hundred to five hundred thousand dollar range.
Bernice, the fishing hot spot on Grand is a quaint little village with bluff water views. Sometimes you can still find a water view home here for just over a hundred thousand dollars. Whatever your budget or taste, Grand Lake has a community you will fall in love with. Search my web sites linked below for favorite and multi-listings. Give me a call and I will be honored to help you find just the right place for you and your family or friends. I hope to hear from you soon.