City reviewing flooded residential properties

Heavy rains over the weekend resulted in localized flooding in several areas of Bartlesville, including some homes, City Manager Ed Gordon said this week.

During a City Council meeting on Monday, Gordon said the official rain reading for Bartlesville, taken at the Bartlesville Municipal Airport, was 4.77 inches. However, some areas of the city received as much as six inches, he said.

“Depending on where you live … it went as high as almost six inches of rain in various places,” Gordon said.

He said some homes were flooded as a result of the storms, and that Engineering Department staff is in the process of evaluating flooded areas, in response to citizen complaints, to determine if anything can be done to alleviate the problems.

“Some of those in low lying areas, there’s not much we can do about some of those,” Gordon said. “But those that we can, we’re taking a look at.”

Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said Tuesday that evaluations will continue this week.

“We did receive quite a bit of rain in a short period of time, and that type of rain event is difficult to mitigate,” he said. “But we are responding to calls from citizens who experienced problems this past weekend to determine where steps can be taken to eliminate or lessen flooding in those areas.”

To report flooding/drainage issues on your property, email Siemers at, or call 918-338-4251.