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Water Trail maps
Download maps of the Great Miami, Stillwater, or Mad rivers or use our interactive trip planning map. You can also pick up a free copy of the maps at local park districts and outfitters.


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
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Around the watershed


If you own a private well or know someone who does, read this to learn how to keep your drinking water safe.

Reminding people not to dump their motor oil in the sewer seems a lot like reminding people to buckle their seatbelt. By now, you’d think everyone would have heard and taken the message to heart


Average precipitation for the Great Miami River Watershed in May was 3.04 inches 1.63 inches below normal for the month. The high station was Bellefontaine (4.42 inches), and the low station was Union City (1.82 inches). As of May 31, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 15.04 inches of precipitation in 2016, which is 1.52 inches below normal for this point in the calendar year. 


The next meeting of the MCD Board of Directors is scheduled for September 19.


The Great Miami Watershed Water Trail has been named a National Water Trail System by the Secretary of the Interior—a designation that could lead to more riverfront investment. The water trail includes the Great Miami, Stillwater and Mad rivers and is the only national water trail in Ohio.


We're seeing changes to the normal up-and-down cycle of groundwater in the aquifer in a couple of downtown wells. Read what may be the reason.


The next MCD Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at MCD headquarters, 38 E. Monument Ave. in Dayton. A work session will begin at 11 a.m., with the regular board meeting at 12:30 p.m.


If you own a private well, do you know what's in your drinking water? Learn when to test and what to test for in this region.


Just a reminder, a section of the Mad River Bike Trail in Dayton will be closed for up to 23 months as the city of Dayton replaces the Webster Street Bridge.


Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

The 28th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will feature the Great Miami River Bike Trail on Friday, June 24, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The out-and-back route begins in Miamisburg and ends at the Air Force Museum. Alone the way, cyclists will travel past Carillon Historical Park, downtown Dayton, and Eastwood MetroPark. For more information, contact Bill Gordon at 614.459.8044.

Run With Your Legs, Win With Your Heart Annual 5K will be held along the Great Miami River in Miamisburg on Sunday, June 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Contact Lisa Parlette at (937) 866-3238 for more information.

The Dayton Society of Natural History's "Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow" is scheduled Friday through Sunday, June 24-26, at the Sunwatch Indian Village. Call Andy Sawyer at 937.268.8199 for more information.

The City of Moraine Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Display is scheduled for July 4 at 10 p.m. at the Moraine Airpark. Contact Julie Hoffman at 937.535.1061 for more information.

The Dayton Dragons 5K will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. Contact Lindsey Hunter at 937.228.2287 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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