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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By 1900, to facilitate movement of this large volume of diverted water, and to facilitate barge movements on the canal-river system, the city built a much larger canal, the Sanitary and Ship Canal, from the south branch of the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River at Lockport where locks and a dam were built (Fig.
The 3200 cfs, as measured in the Sanitary and Ship Canal, was to include diverted lake water and the runoff of the rain water that fell over the city.
The appearance of an invasive species of fish, the large Asian Carp, occurred south of the Sanitary and Ship Canal as the carp had migrated northward up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Expensive attempts are also being made to deter exotic nuisance species such as bighead carp and silver carp from invading Lake Michigan via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.