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Thompson Lake from bluffs looking south

Thompson Lake from bluffs looking south

Clark Road, Fulton Co.

By the cooler months of 2007-2008, when this photograph was taken, Thompson Lake had clearly re-emerged as a permanent fixture on the floodplain landscape. This area is across the Illinois River from Havana and Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, and is within the approved acquisition area for the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, which is located just to the south. Steam from the Havana power station is visible in the right hand side of the photograph.