|Other titles||Illinois Waterway, diversion of water from Lake Michigan, Diversion of water from Lake Michigan, Illinois Waterway|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 203 p. :|
|Number of Pages||203|
|LC Control Number||52061351|
Illinois Waterway--diversion of water from Lake Michigan: hearings before the Committee on Public Works, House of Representatives, Eighty-second Congress, second session, on H.R. (H.R. , H.R. , H.R. , H.R. , H.R. , H.J. Res. , and H.J. Res. ), a bill to authorize the State of Illinois and the Sanitary District of Chicago, under the direction of the . Get this from a library! The Illinois waterway--diversion of water from lake Michigan: Hearings before the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, Seventy-eighth Congress, first session, on H.R. Res. , a joint resolution to permit the diversion of waters from lake Michigan to safeguard the public health. Septem . In the early s, a number of research projects were conducted to evaluate the potential impact on the Illinois Waterway of proposed increased diversions from the currently authorized rate of 3, cfs ( m 3 / s) to 6, cfs ( m 3 / s) cfs ( m 3 / s). This article summarizes some of this by: 2. When river stages approach or are predicted to approach bankfull conditions at the established flood warning stations on the Illinois Waterway or the Mississippi River, or when further increased diversion of water from Lake Michigan would adversely affect water levels necessary for navigational requirements of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in its entirety throughout the Saint Lawrence River .
Early Chicago sewage systems discharged directly into Lake Michigan or into the Chicago River, which itself flowed into the city's water supply also came from the lake, through water intake cribs located two miles offshore. There were fears that sewage could infiltrate the water supply, leading to typhoid fever, cholera, and a tremendous storm in , . The diversion of water from the Lake Michigan watershed is of major importance to the Great Lakes states and to the Canadian province of Ontario. The states and province that border the Great Lakes have concerns with both diversions during periods of low lake levels, as well as the long term effects of diversion. The Illinois Lake Michigan Water Allocation Program (Program) was developed to manage Illinois’ diversion of water from Lake Michigan in response to a Supreme Court Decree amended in This Decree limits Illinois’ diversion to 3, cfs . Prior to , the City of Chicago discharged sewage directly into Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and Calumet River. In , the Sanitary District completed the Calumet-Sag Channel extending the Sanitary and Ship Canal, and reversing the Calumet and Little Calumet Rivers as well as another diversion of lake water into Illinois.
View full size This graph shows the amount of water diverted out of Lake Michigan along the Illinois shoreline at three places. Those places are Wilmette, Chicago, and Calumet. U.S. Army Corps of. - Significance: The Illinois Waterway fulfilled a long time need in the Midwest for a navigable route linking Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River and beyond. The waterway is made up of Ohio River Standard Navigation locks with vertical lift, miter and sector gates, and dams with Tainter, vertical lift and Chanonine wicket gates. Up until the ’s the city of Chicago had dumped its waste into the Chicago River and ultimately into Lake Michigan, but in obtained permission to pump sewage from the Chicago River into the Illinois & Michigan Canal. By the canal had become a health hazard and was not working out as a transportation conduit either. Diversion and withdrawal of additional water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois Waterway: hearings before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, second session, on .