Caney River Levels Continue To Fall

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

The Caney River at Bartlesville has crested at more than 8 feet above flood stage and now the level of the river is starting to drop. While it appears Washington County has seen the worst, the National Weather Service says flood levels along the Caney River will remain at a major stage until early Wednesday morning. In addition, officials say the Bartlesville and Dewey area will see the river at a moderate flood stage for several days after that.

As many as 3,000 residents in Washington County have been evacuated or left their homes voluntarily since the flood waters struck over the weekend. Washington County Emergency Management officials say it will be a while before they can do a thorough assessment of the flood damage, but its possible hundreds of homes have been damaged.

Governor Brad Henry has declared a state of emergency for all 77 of Oklahoma’s counties.

We are told more than 30 residents total checked into the shelters in Dewey and Bartlesville to either eat or spend the night. Those shelters are still open.

Concerning roadways, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports state Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey remains closed, but Adams Road, which is U.S. Highway 60, has reopened to traffic.

Watch the video: Aerials Of Flooding North Of Bartlesville

For more flooding information, check out our STORM ZONE web page.