Kankakee Torrent

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  • The effects of the Kankakee torrent were not limited to northeast Illinois.
  • Another, very different, geologic effect left over from the Kankakee Torrent is the existence of "sand prairies".
  • This event is known as the Kankakee Torrent.
  • The Ohio and Mississippi Rivers appear to have had their courses altered by the Kankakee Torrent, with the Ohio being pushed further south and the Mississippi further west.
  • Most notable today is a region in north-central Illinois known as Starved Rock; while most of Illinois is located on a low-lying plain with little variation in elevation, Starved Rock State Park features several canyons which were created in the Kankakee Torrent.