The flood clean up continues in downtown Alton today. The pumps that pushed water back over the temporary levee in Sugar Alley were turned off on Sunday, and with the falling river, the city anticipants beginning to dismantle the floodwall as early as today.
Argosy Casino Alton reopened on Sunday, and many downtown Alton businesses remained open during the flooding. The job now for many building owners along lower State Street, West Third, Piasa and Belle Streets is cleaning up and drying out basements. Floodwaters are forecast to continue to fall through the week and most local roadways are also expected to reopen in the next few days.