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Water Trail maps
Our area rivers offer a great water playground, but enjoying them safely is the key. Learn about river safety and view maps of area rivers with our Play It Safe! maps.

Request a free water trail map for the Mad, Great Miami and Stillwater rivers!

Or download a map now.


Regional Trails Map

Order a Miami Valley Recreational Trails Map, featuring trails in Miami, Montgomery, Greene, Clark and Warren counties.



MCD is a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

Find out how your agency or organization can become a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

Around the watershed


Do you want to become a member of the MCD team? MCD is seeking a finance assistant.


Long-time Miami Conservancy District Board of Directors member, Gayle B. Price, Jr., retired from the board on Monday, Feb. 16 – his 85th birthday.


Stories about droughts, water shortages, and aquifers drying up are in the news with regularity these days, especially in places throughout the western United States. What are the chances that our aquifer could run dry?


January brought an average of 3.06 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.27 inches above normal for the month. The high station was Collinsville (4.37 inches) while the low station was Union City (2.13 inches).


A local partnership between farmers and wastewater treatment plants to improve water quality is again gaining national attention.


Is your home’s well more than 40 years old? Is it less than 50 feet deep? Has it been more than a year since the water was tested? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, bring a well water sample to the Test Your Well event on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Twin Valley South High School in West Alexandria. In fewer than 30 minutes you can learn if there might be a hazardous level of nitrate in your drinking water.


Learn more about our region's water through MCD's new blog. MCD's Water Resources Manager, Mike Ekberg, will cover national studies, MCD studies, and a variety of water-related topics.


The Miami Conservancy District celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. But MCD might never have been formed if not for the determination and perseverance of a few men.


A year-long study by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) validates the economic potential of the Great Miami River corridor, from bringing more tourists and generating additional small businesses to attracting additional workforce and driving larger businesses to the region.


December brought an average of 2.76 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.10 inches below normal for the month. The high station was Franklin (3.74 inches), and the low station was Urbana (1.58 inches). Total precipitation for the year 2014 was 39.05 inches which is exactly the long-term annual average for the watershed.


Results from a riverfront recreation study on 99 miles of the Great Miami River validates investment for economic return. Read the report.


Just a reminder, Montgomery County is replacing the Ridge Avenue Bridge so the Stillwater River Bikeway has a short detour through Triangle Park. Trail users are re-routed along the Great Miami River Bikeway between DeWeese Park and the southern tip of Triangle Park. Construction is expected to be completed by September of 2015.




Announcing the new 2014 Mad River Water Trail map available for download or free by mail.





Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

Speedy Feet will hold the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association 5K on Saturday, March 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. along the Great Miami River Bikeway in Dayton. The race will begin at Fifth Third Field. Contact Jeff Coudron at 937.361.6825 for more information.

The Junior League of Dayton's 5K/10K Run for the Health of It event will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RiverScape MetroPark, and along the Great Miami River and Mad River bikeways. Learn more about Run for the
Health of It



MCD Real-Time Data

View real-time precipitation and river stage data.


USGS Real-Time Data

View real-time precipitation and river stage data.

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