Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.8

January 16, 1900. The water in the Main Channel at Lockport at its maximum level in equilibrium with the water level in the West Fork of the South Branch in Chicago. The Bear Trap Dam is raised to its highest level to contain the water. Governor Tanner gave his approval to allow water to flow on January 17, 1900. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 59)