We learn that upon the recent deepening 01 the canal connecting the Fox and Wisconsin rivei, a large share of the Upper Wisconsin waters passed through the canal into Fox river. Ifi is said that the volume of water, which has ever since flown into the latter rivei. is equal to sixty feet in width by three feetin depth; and, consequently, the Wiscon-sin Waters have been drawn offto an equa extent. Some time elapsed before the inhabitants along the river discovered the cause of the unprecedented fall; but the facts were at length discovered, and ever since the excitement has scarcely been confined to reasonable bounds. Meetings are being held at all the villages, to organize for resisting the outrage of the Board of Public Works, in permitting the Wisconsin waters to be plundered lor the benefit of Fox river.
This article was originally published with the title "Tremendous Excitement along the Wisconsin River" in Scientific American 8, 9, 70 (November 1852)