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The chicago river is the only river in the world that flows backwards
The only river in the world that flows in the opposite direction. The Chicago River, which flows through downtown Chicago, has a fascinating history. This river not only runs through numerous systems and canals, but it is also the only river in the world that flows backward. To divert sewage away from Lake Michigan's water supply, a reversal technique was implemented for sanitation reasons. The river reversal was acknowledged as the largest public earth-moving project ever completed. It was also recognized as a significant engineering achievement.