Alton Flood 2013

A few years ago Alton , Illinois had the misfortune of having another flood in the downtown area by the The Great River Road leading to Grafton. The highest the water went was 34.39 ft above Flood Stage it was still 8 feet lower than the flood of 1993 which many residents still remember quite vividly.

There were sandbags everywhere an water being pumped out 24 hrs a day an some workers working around the clock to make sure the water did not rise even higher.

I took the opportunity to head downtown to capture some photos of the event to have in my collection for years to come let me know what you guys think.