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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!

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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


MCD is a Certified
Green Business

Around the watershed


Although water quality in our rivers and streams has greatly improved over the past few decades, about 40 percent still fail to meet water quality standards. Excess nutrients are a main cause. Read our latest blogpost to learn how the region is working to improve water quality.


Learn more about our region's water through MCD's new blog. Check out our latest post: Pollution shut down Toledo's drinking water -- could it happen here?.


Janet Bly, Miami Conservancy District general manager, was named “Corridor Champion of the Year,” last night by the Ohio’s Great Corridor Association (OGCA).

Beth Whelley has been appointed to the MCD Board of Directors to serve out the term of retired board member, the late Gayle B. Price, Jr.


Great Miami River cities were dry over the weekend as all five MCD dams held back water until the river could handle it safely. MCD staff closed gates on storm sewers in Troy, West Carrollton, Middletown, and Hamilton. Currently, only Englewood Dam on the Stillwater River remains in storage.


In low-lying sections, the Great Miami and Mad River bikeways near downtown Dayton, as well as some areas in Moraine, Miamisburg and Miami Township remain closed today due to high water and/or muddy conditions. Trail users should not attempt to use trails under water due to dangerous currents and other unseen hazards. As the trails dry off, please allow MCD workers time to remove debris and clean off the deposited silt and mud.


February brought an average of 1.27 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed — 0.94 inches below normal. The high station was Eaton (1.86 inches) and the low station was De Graff (0.90 inches). As of the end of February the Great Miami River Watershed had received an average of 4.33 inches of precipitation which is 0.67 inches below normal for this point in the calendar year.


The Great Miami River Bikeway in Dayton between Deeds Point and Helena St. has reopened following the installation of new railing under State Route 4/Interstate 75.


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


Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

The City of Miamisburg's April Fool's Day 5K run will be held on Wednesday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. along the Great Miami River Bikeway. Contact Sheila Russell at 937.866.8999 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

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides Dayton 5K Walk will be held on Sunday, May 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at Island MetroPark, Willow Wood Shelter, and Stillwater River. Learn more.



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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