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White River
The White River makes an ox bow on the north side of Indianapolis. The early settlers said there were "broad ripples" in this section of the river. This spot was chosen to dam to create the Central Canal in 1822.

Indianapolis North Flood Damage Protection Project
March 2003

Pumping Station before
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During
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Levee during

Levee during

Greenway during


White River and Broad Ripple Park Aerial 1925
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White River and Green City Boat Co Aerial 1949
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White River, Dawson Lake and Broad Ripple Aerial 1969
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Broad Ripple dam on White River Aerial 1988
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64th Street Bridge in Warfleigh (c. 1910)
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Westfield Boulevard Bridge

Old Westfield Bridge 1976
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New Westfield Bridge
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1978