Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.3

January 2, 1900. The initial inflow of water from the Collateral Channel through the filling flume in Section O. The Board of Trustees and staff of the SDC turned out to witness this momentous occasion. In the right background is a dredge used to open the connection to allow water to flow. (MWRD photo, disc 127, image 20)