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In 1938, while the lagoons were under construction, west Winnetka was flooded after a week’s rainfall of more than 7.5 inches. Skokie project officials refused to cut a temporary dike that protected the lagoons from floodwater but instead diverted waters toward neighborhoods. WINNETKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Carol Fessler, Contributing Columnist
12:42 am CDT April 7, 2016
Winnetka is blessed with two defining natural features.