The Chicago Area Waterway System in maps - Metropolitan Planning Council

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The Chicago Area Waterway System in maps

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A series of maps displaying the many overlapping aspects of the Chicago Area Waterway System, as well as an excerpt from Before the Wells Run Dry, explaining Illinois' diversion of Lake Michigan water.

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