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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


MCD is seeking the services of a consultant or team to compile and analyze water quality data, and recommend a water quality modeling framework that addresses nutrient-related issues in the Lower Great Miami River.


The Great Miami River Recreation Trail is smooth and safe again after MCD performed crack repairs near Franklin and Miamisburg last week. MCD maintains about 35 miles of the nation’s largest paved trail network in Ohio’s Miami Valley.



MCD need accurate and up-to-date information about river levels for its flood protection system. Read how stream gages help MCD make important decisions.


MCD’s contractor is performing extensive crack repairs on the Great Miami River Bike Trail this week between Baxter Drive in Franklin and Rice Field in Miamisburg. Trail users should use extreme caution due to pavement cutting and large equipment on the trail.


MCD is recruiting for two positions: applications developer & database manager, and an assistant caretaker.


August brought 3.10 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.19 inches below the monthly average. The high station was Oxford (6.02 inches), and the low station was the City of Springfield Wastewater Treatment Plant (1.18 inches). As of August 31, the Great Miami River Watershed has received 32.48 inches of precipitation in 2015, which is 4.94 inches above normal for this point in the calendar year.   



A Shelby County Test Your Well event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hardin-Houston Local School, 5300 Houston Road, Houston, OH 45333. Residents can bring a sample of their well water and receive a free, confidential nitrate screening along with well maintenance information. Event information.


Warren County residents, bring a sample of your well water to the Test Your Well event on Thursday, September 24th, at Carlisle High School, from 4 to 6 p.m. Your sample will be tested for nitrates, nitrites and iron. Carlisle High School is at 250 Jamaica Road, Carlisle, Ohio 45005. For more information, contact the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. More information.


MCD is seeking qualified proposals to lease Lockington Reserve for public recreation, conservation and/or education. Additional information


July brought an average of 5.22 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 1.23 inches above the monthly norm. The high station was Sidney (7.38 inches), and the low station was Eaton (3.13 inches). As of the end of July, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 29.38 inches of precipitation, which is 5.13 inches above normal for this point in the calendar year.


“Confluence,” a water-drop shaped stainless steel sculpture, is the latest artwork added to downtown Dayton. The sculpture, commissioned by the late Gayle B. Price, long-time MCD board member, was donated to MCD by the Price Family.



In honor of MCD's 100th anniversary on June 28, we asked several of our partners to help us share what MCD is all about. Watch our new video titled, "That's MCD." And check out the congratulations message from U.S. Representative Mike Turner.

That's MCD video

Congratulations video


Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

The Dakota Center Healthy Living 5K 2015 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park. Contact Tyler Albrecht at 937.228.8961 for more information. Cancelled

The Dayton River Corridor Classic half marathon and 5K will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. along the Great Miami River Bike Trail. Contact Anthony Trimble at 937.609.4111 for more information.




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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