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At Monday Restoration Event at Roxana Marsh, Cameron Davis Senior advisor to the EPA told our Tom Lounges that people a year from now are going to see a place that's totally different from what they see now...vegetation, native species, "all of the things that have been missing from the Grand Calumet River for a long, long time, for decades."
The Grand Calumet starts on the east side of Gary and flows through the heavily industrialized cities of Gary, Hammond and East Chicago. Most of the river's flow drains into Lake Michigan via the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, sending about a billion gallons of water in the lake each day. The Area of Concern begins fifteen miles south of downtown Chicago and includes the east branch of the river, a small segment of the west branch, and the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal.