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Chicago River

The Chicago River flows from Park City, Illinois to Chicago and Lake Michigan.


For more than a century, the river served as a sewer. 1).

Reversing the flow

To clean up the river, the idea arose to reverse its flow from Lake Michigan to Michigan Canal and the Mississippi River system to the Gulf of Mexico. This required lowering the river bottom. On July 15, 1871 the Chicago River starting running backward. 2).

chicago_river.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/30 02:43 by interestingadmin