Dan Sims had a question or rumination
on the diverted flow of the Des Plaines River.
I meant to get this up yesterday, but there was so much going on, I didn't until now.
Here's his question:
Something that had me thinking for the past couple years...
Does anyone know about the diverted flow of the Des Plaines River?!
I have done a lot of research over the past few seasons and after a recent outing with fishing buddy "Dan Cahill", what I thought was correct seems to have it's flaws...
Fishing a stretch between Stony Ford and Lemont; Dan makes a comment along the lines of... "You see the natural bank?" Knowing what he is getting at, I respond... Yes I do.
We then start talking about the "Diverted" flow of the Des Plaines River. I always thought they diverted it's flow near Stony Ford and headed west. Which I still believe is the case, but after seeing, "from a boat" natural shore lines vs. straight cut limestone shores I began to wonder...
Does anyone have any information on this subject?! I would be most delighted to converse further.