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River Origins, Destinations and Confluences
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Locate the ORIGIN (headwaters), DESTINATION (mouth) and CONFLUENCES of rivers and streams.
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Image for CONFLUENCE - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, Cal-Sag Channel, IL Waterwayview gallery

SESE21.6 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesCONFLUENCE - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, Cal-Sag Channel, IL Waterway

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Two canals flow from the Chicago area southwesterly into the Illinois Waterway (ultimately River), which all meet here in Lemont,IL. There is frequent barge and small boat traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2008

last visited: never

Image for CONFLUENCE - Flag Creek, Des Plaines River (Willow Springs, IL)view gallery

SESE21.7 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesCONFLUENCE - Flag Creek, Des Plaines River (Willow Springs, IL)

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Tiny Flag Creek empties into the Des Plaines River at this point. You have to hike over some perilous terrain from the parking spot to get out here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2008

last visited: never

Image for CONFLUENCE - Salt Creek, Des Plaines River (Lyons, IL)view gallery

EE22 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesCONFLUENCE - Salt Creek, Des Plaines River (Lyons, IL)

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Salt Creek, which is somewhat navigable for canoes, flows into the Des Plaines River at this point. There is a canoe launch here too, with parking.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2008

last visited: never

Image for ORIGIN - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal at South Branch Of Chicago Riverview gallery

EE35.4 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesORIGIN - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal at South Branch Of Chicago River

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The Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal was completed in 1900 to help flush contaminated water from the drinking supply, plus provide a navigable route from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/6/2010

last visited: 6/24/2015

Image for ORIGIN - Chicago River (IL)view gallery

EE39.8 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesORIGIN - Chicago River (IL)

in River Origins, Destinations and Confluences

The Chicago River begins here at Lake Michigan. Just 1.25 mi to the west, it branches both north and south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: 6/25/2011

Image for ORIGIN:  North Shore Channel  -  (Wilmette, ILview gallery

NENE41.5 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesORIGIN: North Shore Channel - (Wilmette, IL

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The channel drains out of Lake Michigan in Wilmette, near the Bahá'í House of Worship at Wilmette Harbor, and connects to the North Branch of the Chciago River at the junction of several North Side Chicago community areas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for CONFLUENCE: Des Plaines River-Kankakee River - Illinois Riverview gallery

SS53.6 km

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River Origins, Destinations and ConfluencesCONFLUENCE: Des Plaines River-Kankakee River - Illinois River

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The CONFLUENCE of the Des Plaines River and the Kankankee River forming the Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/21/2007

last visited: never

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