Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

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Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal:

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river, formed in Chicago by the junction of its North Branch (24 mi/39 km long) and South Branch (10 mi/16 km long), and flowing southeast via a canal into the Des Plaines River at Lockport, Ill.
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, river.
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Multimillion-dollar electric gates were erected along the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal, to no avail Illinois authorities dumped 2,200 gallons of the poison rotenone into the canal in early December, a process that required desirable fish like bass and catfish be stunned beforehand, then netted and transported to safe waters at the taxpayers' expense.