Stormwater Surge Puts Chicago In A Pickle

Melting snow caused Chicago area flooding in 2008
Melting snow caused Chicago area flooding in 2008. Cars driving under the Interstate 294 overpass kicked up water in Des Plaines on Dec. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/The Daily herald, Daniel White)
Melting snow caused Chicago area flooding in 2008
Melting snow caused Chicago area flooding in 2008. Cars driving under the Interstate 294 overpass kicked up water in Des Plaines on Dec. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/The Daily herald, Daniel White)

Stormwater Surge Puts Chicago In A Pickle

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Last weekend’s rain may have passed, but Chicago isn’t quite out of the woods yet. Plenty of areas are still flooded and stormwater is causing problems around the region.

To talk about what happens to Chicago’s waterways when we see torrential downpours, Morning Shift spoke with Rachel Havrelock, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founder and principal investigator for UIC’s Freshwater Lab, which studies the planning, management and conservation of the Great Lakes.