Certain areas of Bartlesville along the Caney River and its major tributaries are subject to flooding and have flooded in the recent past. Engineers and hydrologists have developed maps to predict flood boundaries that would occur for what is known as a 100-year flood. This is not a flood that would occur once every 100 years, but a flood that has a 1-in-100 (1 percent) chance of occurring in any given year. Smaller floods have a greater chance of occurring and larger floods can and do occur.
To view floodprone and floodplain areas within the City Limits, please visit our GIS Website and select the appropriate layer under the Waterways folder in the upper right corner of the window.
Information on flooding may be obtained through the Engineering Department, 401 S. Johnstone, in the reference area of the Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone, on online through FEMA’s Map Service Center.