Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach, like all of Chicago's beaches, was created from scratch in one of many appropriately-oriented (to north wind and waves) bends along the city's vast linear lake fill. Historically, this was a low shoreline consisting of southward-directed spits on the north side of the mouth of the Chicago River. 

Water levels have been high this year and the lake was lapping onto the heavily-used lake shore trail. It would probably be a lot more exciting during a big storm.  This is an interesting contrast to my last post from here, back in July 2010, when the lake was much lower.

This visit was in early September, almost four months ago.

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