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Mississippi River Basin

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Sanitary And Ship Canal Named To Register Of Historic Places

The Chicago waterway that made it possible to reverse the flow of the Chicago River has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Asian Carp

Environmental Groups: Close Sanitary And Ship Canal To Stop Asian Carp

Two environmentalist groups are the latest to call for a shutdown of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, so as to prevent the spread of the Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012