Thornton Quarry/Reservoir

If you live in the south suburbs or south Chicago, you have probably driven over the Thornton Quarry dozens of times.  You may or may not have known that the quarry has been transformed into a reservoir to relieve the flooding problems that often plague city and suburban basements every time it rains heavily.  This video shows the quarry “filling up” for the first time on the night of November 26, 2015.

In the library, we have many items on water related topics.  You can refine the search by choosing a tag on the left or scrolling to the bottom and choosing a “related search” (again on the left).  Also, you can search our databases to find articles on the topic.  If you are off campus, you’ll need to use your campus user name and password to access the databases.

As always, please ask a librarian for help if you need it.

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