Download e-book for iPad: Building the Canal to Save Chicago by Richard Lanyon

By Richard Lanyon

ISBN-10: 1469145812

ISBN-13: 9781469145815

ISBN-10: 1893121712

ISBN-13: 9781893121713

A topic of Survival

To opposite the circulation of a river would not be attainable this day, yet to Chicago close to the tip of the 19th century it grew to become a question of survival.

at the beaches of Lake Michigan, attached to the nice Lakes approach, with the Chicago River and simple waterway entry to the increasing American West, Chicago had a lot that used to be excellent within the means of water for a burgeoning city within the 1800s. It additionally had a flat topography and negative drainage.

because the urban swelled, railroads changed water delivery, the inhabitants surged, and the lake served either as water offer and sewage repository.

The Chicago River turned crushed with the trade of a port urban and its citizens' sewage. It stank every now and then. lethal, waterborne illnesses have been spreading. Flooding from the internal tore throughout the urban to get to the lake. What to do?

with out sewage remedy, it used to be made up our minds to breach a subcontinental divide, ship the sewage away, and retailer the lake. the assumption got legislative approval with the promise of a navigable canal.

within the biggest municipal earth-moving undertaking ever at that point--an engineering wonder and a enormous public works success--the movement of the Chicago River used to be grew to become clear of Lake Michigan in 1900. Chicago s personal shoulder-to-the-wheel selection made it paintings.

writer Richard Lanyon is the previous government director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of larger Chicago.

seriously illustrated with ancient photos.

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