"Draining Chicago" Book by Richard Lanyon
To reverse the flow of a river wouldn't be possible today, but to Chicago near the end of the nineteenth century, it became a matter of survival.
Let retired executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Dick Lanyon take you on a heavily illustrated tour of the nitty-gritty details of water engineering and project planning for early Chicago and its North Side.
Author Richard Lanyon has had a life-long association with the waterways in and around Chicago. He retired as executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in 2010 after a 48-year career there.