The City of Tulsa has received reports of individuals claiming to be Tulsa Police Officers and employees from the City of Tulsa offering incorrect information regarding the Keystone Dam discharge levels and telling individuals they must evacuate. These are not official statements and employees are not canvassing Tulsa neighborhoods.
The City of Tulsa is asking all individuals to remain vigilant in case of minor flooding. At this time, the Army Corps of Engineers has started the release of Keystone Dam to 160,000 cubic feet and no issues have been reported. The City of Tulsa will receive an update from the Army Corps of Engineers if peak output changes in the coming days or if there are other updates.
As a point of reference, in 1986 the Army Corps of Engineers released 300,000 cubic feet from the Keystone Dam and flood mitigation projects and extensive developments along the river were not in place as they are in 2019.
Mayor Bynum and Tulsa Area Emergency Agency Director Joe Kralicek will be available at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22) at the Oklahoma National Guard Aviation Facility, 4220 North Mingo Valley Expressway in Tulsa for interviews and any updates.
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