Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 8.1

June 30, 1899. The excavation of the tailrace channel in Section 16. This channel was much broader and had less depth than the Main Channel upstream of Lockport. As can be seen, the valley floor is wide. The Des Plaines River was rerouted in the tailrace channel to the west side of the valley floor for the first mile downstream of the end of the Main Channel. (MWRD photo, disc 9, image 10)