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Mississippi River flood of 2019 photos: Alton, Illinois
The Mississippi River crested this week at Alton, Illinois, just below the record set in 1993.
The line of red paint on the downtown grain elevator marks the 1993 high water line, showing how close the 2019 flood came to matching that record.
This drone panorama gives a birds-eye view of the downtown Alton area during the river crest: