40. Indian Creek

Indian Creek, a man-made channel developed to drain the original surrounding wetlands, originates in Wolf Lake, on the Illinois side of the lake, and flows westward just south of 126th Street, for approximately 1.25 miles , where it empties into the Calumet River.   Formerly a daunting conveyor of industrial pollutants, the creek is being regenerated as an environmentally positive contributor to the former urban brownfield.  (https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/zlup/Sustainable_Development/Publications/Chicago_Nature_and_Wildlife_Plan/Hyde_Lake_Marsh_and_Indian_Creek.pdf)  

Videos Related to Indian Creek:

CALUMET REVISITED SERIES, December 6, 2016: Ders Anderson, Openlands Director of Greenways, About Calumet Region Blueways and Greenways: https://youtu.be/bCW-0a8XJ9E

2010 Indian Creek Cleanup Team:

Indian Creek  flows under park bridge westward toward Avenue O:

View Westward from Wolf Lake at Wm. Powers Nature Center, 2013:


(Photos by Kevin P. Murphy & Joann  Podkul Murphy)

© Kevin Murphy & Joann Podkul Murphy 2016