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Tulsa's flood control plan includes multi-use drainage basins, like the athletic field at Will Rogers High School. It doubles as a detention pond for overflowing storm water. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

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The levees below the Oroville Dam were damaged by heavy floodwaters this winter and many need repairs. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers

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Danny and Alys Messenger canoe away from their flooded home in Prairieville, La., after reviewing the damage. As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana, some residents have struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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Flooding on U.S. 51 in the Village of Tangipahoa, La. Heavy rains have caused rivers to crest in Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi, closing schools and roads and stranding residents. Courtesy of Louisiana Department of Transportation hide caption

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A small memorial marks the former homestead of the Nicely family, who died in the June flooding of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Kara Lofton/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Emotional Healing After A Flood Can Take Just As Long As Rebuilding

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Shane Altzier sweeps out the mud from the utilities office in Rainelle, W.Va., one of the towns hardest hit by floods that tore through the state on Friday. More rain this week has slowed cleanup efforts. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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A building on Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, is seen in this 2014 photo. Rescue crews were searching for four soldiers missing after a training accident on Thursday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Homes in Pacific, Mo., are surrounded by floodwaters on Wednesday. A rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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