US Army Corps Criticized Over Flood Management

SAND SPRINGS OK

When a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers stood at the microphone to address residents of this waterlogged neighborhood outside of Tulsa, there was a sudden burst of anger. Some of the heaviest flood damage, residents said, was a result of the Corps’s own actions: Heavy rainfall had forced the federal agency to open nearby Keystone Dam and release a large amount of water into the Arkansas River, flooding parts of Sand Springs and other towns.

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