Reversing The Chicago River - Great Lakes Water Wars

Our first book review of The Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter Annin.

In chapter 5 called "Reversing a River", we learn the story of how Chicago reverses the river, largely to benefit its growing population of more than 7 million people today .

We discuss the implications of water in Chicago and how this set a precedent of careless water diversion on the Great Lakes. This will get you rethinking H2O around water law suits, potential environmental destruction and waters wars.

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Kevin Sofen