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Statewide: A natural approach to flood control

 Photo of Alton during a 2019 flood.
Chad Davis / St. Louis Public Radio
Floodwaters in Alton, Illinois, in May 2019 almost reached the levels of the Great Flood of 1993. City officials blocked water from entering part of the downtown area.