US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District

Navigable Waters of the United States

NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES
within the Chicago District regulated under
Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899

NAME OF WATERWAY HEAD OF NAVIGATION
Calumet River, IL Navigable throughout
Calumet-Sag Channel, IL Navigable throughout
Chicago River, IL  
    Main Branch Navigable throughout
    North Branch Navigable throughout
    North Branch Canal Navigable throughout
    North Shore Channel Navigable throughout
    South Branch Navigable throughout
    South Fork of South Branch Navigable throughout
    (West Fork of North Branch and Skokie River are not Navigable waters)
Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, IL Navigable throughout
Des Plaines River, IL Hofmann Dam at Riverside, IL
Fox River, IL (includes Chain-of-Lakes area) Navigable throughout
Grand Calumet River, IL & IN

Navigable throughout, East to Marquette Park

Illinois and Michigan Canal, IL Navigable throughout remaining portions
Indiana Harbor Canal, IN  
    Main Stem Navigable throughout
    Calumet River Branch Navigable throughout
    Lake George Branch From the Main Stem to White Oak Avenue in East Chicago
Kankakee River, IL & IN Navigable throughout
Lake Calumet, IL Navigable throughout
Lake Michigan, IL & IN Navigable throughout
Little Calumet River, IL & IN Navigable throughout, East to I-94 as Kemper Ditch
Trail Creek, IN E Street Bridge at Michigan City,
1 mile above mouth