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3 edition of Encroachments and obstructions in the Chicago River and on the Chicago lake front. found in the catalog.

Encroachments and obstructions in the Chicago River and on the Chicago lake front.

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.

Encroachments and obstructions in the Chicago River and on the Chicago lake front.

by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.

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Published by Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chicago River (Ill.),
  • Chicago (Ill.)
    • Subjects:
    • Chicago River (Ill.) -- Surveys,
    • Chicago (Ill.) -- Harbor

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLetter from the secretary of war, transmitting a letter from the chief of engineers, United States army, with report of the officer in charge of the Miscellaneous civil section on encroachments and obstructions in the Chicago River and encroachments on the Chicago lake front.
      Series65th Cong., 2d sess. House. Doc. 710
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC425.C5 A5 1918
      The Physical Object
      Pagination17 p. incl. tables.
      Number of Pages17
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6631754M
      LC Control Number21001265
      OCLC/WorldCa4406913

      The fate of the Chicago River sounds precarious, with drought conditions and a potential carp invasion on the horizon. But the city and state plan to make the river clean. Performing a Floodplain Encroachment Analysis The evaluation of the impact of floodplain encroachments on water surface profiles can be of substantial interest to planners, land developers, and engineers. Floodplain and floodway evaluations are the basis for floodplain FEMA 37 defines a floodway " as the channel of a river or other.

      The Chicago Harbor Lock is located in the c ity of Chicago – adjacent to Navy Pier – and separates the waters of the Lake Michigan basin from the Chicago River. The lock is one of two entrances from the Great Lakes to the Illinois Waterway S ystem. The other entry is the Thomas J. O'Brien Lock on the Calumet Size: KB. The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of miles ( km) that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center (the Chicago Loop). Though not especially long, the river is notable because it is one of the reasons for Chicago's geographic importance: the related Chicago Portage is a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin, and Source: Lake Michigan.

      Chicago River, navigable stream that originally flowed into Lake Michigan after being formed by the north and south branches about 1 mile ( km) west of the lake, in Chicago, northeastern Illinois, U.S. The Chicago River system flows miles ( km) from Park City (north) to Lockport (south); some 45 bridges span the river. The Ditch That Made Chicago Happen and to change the flow of the sewage-laden Chicago River away from the lake. Here, in Summit, the I&M is a wide, muddy ditch, its surface often broken by Author: Peter Friederici.


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