Oklahoma Awash: Scenes From the Flooded Arkansas River Basin

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Floodwaters from the Neosho River, an Arkansas River tributary, inundated Fort Gibson, Okla., on Sunday, forcing residents from their homes. CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Tamicka Green was overcome on Saturday as she prepared to evacuate with her family from a manufactured-home community near the river in Muskogee, Okla.CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Floodwaters in Sand Springs, Okla., on Friday.CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Fort Gibson residents helped build a sandbag barrier around the the town’s water plant on Saturday to protect it from being shut down by floodwaters.CreditJoseph Rushmore for The New York Times
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With the reservoir behind the Keystone Dam in Sand Springs filled beyond capacity, officials released large volumes of water to flow downstream. CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Residents who were flooded out of their homes last week are returning when possible to salvage what they can. Pat Clark approached her door near Chouteau, Okla., on Friday.CreditJoseph Rushmore for The New York Times
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Pastor Rodney Mattox loaded donated supplies for distribution to people who had been driven from their homes in Muskogee.CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Jimmy McKnight surveyed flood damage in his Sand Springs neighborhood. Rescue crews are using boats, and sometimes helicopters, to reach stranded residents. CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Muddy water from the Arkansas River filled Debbie Giles’s basement in Sand Springs on Friday. CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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John Weber watched the floodwaters rise on Saturday from a friend’s house in Muskogee. CreditNick Oxford for The New York Times
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Water gushing through the spillway of the Fort Gibson Dam, a hydroelectric dam north of Fort Gibson. The water flows down the Neosho River to the Arkansas River. CreditJoseph Rushmore for The New York Times
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Dakota Chambers, left, and Joseph Morton explored a flooded mobile home community in Muskogee, Okla., on Sunday.CreditJoseph Rushmore for The New York Times

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