Last Blast at MWRD Thornton Reservoir - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Last Blast at MWRD Thornton Reservoir

On Sept. 23, 2013, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago celebrated the final detonation in the quarry that will become Thorton Reservoir, part of the district's massive Tunnel and Reservoir Plan.

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