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VIDEO: MWRDC engineer gives more details about Thornton Reservoir

Sep 26, 2013

VIDEO: MWRDC engineer gives more details about Thornton Reservoir

As we reported earlier this week, the Thornton Quarry in the Chicago metropolitan area will serve as a reservoir in 2015. The quarry, which will be renamed Thornton Reservoir, is expected to hold 7.9 billion gallons of water, protecting homes in ...

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Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

Sep 24, 2013

Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

The Thornton Quarry will soon serve as a stormwater reservoir for the village of Thornton, Illinois. A “last blast” at the quarry on Monday removed tons of 400-million-year-old limestone, making way for the village to eventually use the site for flood ...

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