#Dam Removal progress Des Plaines IL .
Earlier this year May 22, 2016 I paddled the Des Plaines River Marathon for 18.5 miles starting at Oak Springs Road down to Euclid. The paddle was enjoyably slow down the Des Plaines River. Being in a high population density area, I was totally surprised how civilization had not touched the river. The river is surrounded by Forest Preserve with only a few dwellings along the river. Many of the dams on this route have already been removed. The Dam at River Road and Dempster Street is currently being removed. Stan Kotecki © Photo # Dam Removal