Dams:



Below is a list of dams that have been compiled on PaddleAway.com

Description Portage Instructions Portage distance from dam Owner Map
Willow Road Dam
Chicago River - Skokie, IL


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Winnetka Dam
Chicago River - Winnetka, IL


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Chick Evans Golf Course Dam
Chicago River - Morton Grove, IL


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Tam O'Shanter Country Club Dam
Chicago River - Niles, IL

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North Branch Spillway
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

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Centennial Fountain
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

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Chicago Harbor Lock
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

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Devon Ave Aerator
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

Just south of Devon. This is not a dam but is just as dangerous as the aerated water makes anything floating in the water heavier than the aerated water causing the object to sink. Sign states that the equipment runs intermittently and to stay clear of bubbling/turbulent water.

North Branch - Chicago River - Devon Avenue Aeration Station - Sign2

North Branch - Chicago River - Devon Avenue Aeration Station
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Webster St. Aeration Station
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

The following description is given from the Illinois paddling council:

"Webster St. Aeration Station
Pollution control facility produces hazardous aerated water on river left upstream of the Webster St. bridge and on river right on downstream side of the bridge. Avoid paddling through bubbling water."
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