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The Arkansas River has swollen to minor flood stage Wednesday morning after a planned release of 160,000 cubic feet per second from the Keystone Dam. Water has risen over River West Festival Park's amphitheater and some walking trails. Stetson Payne/Tulsa World

The city of Tulsa issued a public service notice late Tuesday, saying officials have received reports of individuals claiming to be Tulsa police officers and city employees "offering incorrect information regarding the Keystone Dam discharge levels and telling individuals they must evacuate."

"These are not official statements, and employees are not canvassing Tulsa neighborhoods," the statement says.

"At this time, the Army Corps of Engineers has started the release of Keystone Dam to 160,000 cubic feet, and no issues have been reported," the statement says.

In comparison, during the extensive Tulsa flooding in 1986, the Army Corps of Engineers released 300,000 cubic feet from the Keystone Dam. Since that time, extensive developments have occurred along the river, and the city has undertaken many flood-mitigation projects, the city noted.

City officials do ask all residents to remain vigilant to the possibility of flooding.

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