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From The KOTV Vault: Flooding Along Arkansas River In 1986

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High water washed debris passed the Bartlesville Police Headquarters. High water washed debris passed the Bartlesville Police Headquarters.
Thousands were evacuated, almost 2,000 homes and businesses were under water, and there were hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Thousands were evacuated, almost 2,000 homes and businesses were under water, and there were hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
A bison and a calf struggle to swim in the flood water. A bison and a calf struggle to swim in the flood water.
A KOTV reporter and residents effected by the flooding. A KOTV reporter and residents effected by the flooding.
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Editor's note: We're about to move into a new building, so we're taking inventory of everything in our current one. We've found all kinds of interesting old stories and we're sharing the best of them here.

Twenty-six years ago this week, was the last great flood along the Arkansas River.

Thousands were evacuated, almost 2,000 homes and businesses were under water, and there were hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Our video vault was full of spectacular pictures of the flooding and of people trying to fend off the rising water.

As Rick Wells shows us in the video above, high water took its toll from Kansas to south of Muskogee.

Watch all of our Vault stories here.

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