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Arkansas River falls to 'minor' flood stage in Tulsa area

Arkansas River flood
Posted at 8:16 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 15:35:03-04

TULSA — The latest update on the Arkansas River flooding is good news for the Tulsa area.

The river fell to the "minor" flood stage at about 7 a.m. Friday morning, according to data from the National Weather Service.

The river is estimated to be just below 20 feet in Tulsa, which is down two feet since Thursday morning, because the amount of water released from Keystone Dam is gradually decreasing. The amount of water released from the dam is being lowered every six hours.

The river had climbed into the major flooding stage during the worst of the flooding, up to over 23 feet.

The effects are finally also being felt down river in Muskogee, where the river has fallen a foot in the last 24 hours, and is forecast to keep falling.

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