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Chicago River Reversal

Nasty: Another Chicago River Re-Reversal Highlights Need for Climate Action

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

From 2007 through 2013, records show, the district released nearly 32 billion gallons of runoff and wastewater into the lake. By contrast, 12 billion gallons poured out from 1985 through 2006, the year the Deep Tunnel sewer pipes were completed.

Will the Chicago River Change Course and Flow Back Into the Great Lakes?

Henry Henderson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The next 50 years of climate change are already baked into the cake, so we need to get serious about dealing with the changes already upon us. We must think big, while also deploying the tools we have now that can help us meet the immediate challenges.

Reversal & Fortune -- A Fateful Anniversary

Debra Shore | Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Today we can ponder what our region might have been like had we not reversed the Chicago River. It's a puzzle we're grappling with now as we contemplate carp, climate change, and a livable city for the 21st century.

Reversing The Chicago River Again? Asian Carp Threat Leaves Few Options

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution ...