Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.9

January 20, 1900. The flow of water over the Bear Trap Dam from the Main Channel into the tailrace channel and on to the Des Plaines River three days after the dam was lowered and flow began. The flow in the Chicago River was now irrevocably reversed. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 49)