A National Guard helicopter placed sandbags in a channel between a retention pond and levee near South 49th West Avenue and Charles Page Boulevard on Monday evening.
County Commissioner Karen Keith said the levee has not been breached.
“There was a boil, which means there was some water seeping up from the other side (of the levee),” Keith said. “And they had done a repair earlier this week, and there were some additional issues in that same spot, so they are using these extra-heavy bags to maintain (equal) pressure on both sides of the levee.”
The helicopter carried two sand bags at a time and made multiple trips to the site.
"This is a maintenance issue," said Joe Kralicek, director of Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency. "The levee is performing as it's designed."