Great Lakes Water Levels and News

This picture was taken shortly after sunset this Sunday evening from the Harrison/Dever Cribs Water Intake, looking west back toward downtown Chicago.  The Crib is located 2.6 miles out in the lake off the North Avenue Beach.  Water is transported through tunnels (from 10 to 20 feet wide) located close to 200 feet beneath the lake to the shore.  The tunnels lead to one of two water purification plants located onshore, the Jardine Water Purification Plant (the world’s largest) and the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant, where the water is then treated before being pumped to all parts of the…