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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.


National Water Trail
The Great Miami River Watershed Water Trail System is the only nationally designated water trail in Ohio.


Regional Bike 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


Have your well water tested for nitrate, nitrite and iron for FREE at the Test Your Well event on Thursday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 at Carlisle High School, 250 Jamaica Road in Carlisle. The first 40 RSVPs are guaranteed free copper, lead and arsenic testing, too.


February delivered an average of 1.53 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed0.71 inches below the monthly average. The high station was Lakeview (2.34 inches), and the low station was Urbana (0.75 inches). As of February 28, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 4.99 inches of precipitation in 2017 which is 0.06 inches above average for this point in the calendar year.


The next meeting of the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. at MCD headquarters, 38 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton.


Here are five water trends that may pose challenges to our community leaders for the foreseeable future.


Recent erosion in the spillways at California’s Oroville Dam has led to massive evacuations and fears of a dam failure. The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) owns five flood protection dams in the Miami Valley—Germantown, Englewood, Lockington, Taylorsville and Huffman. Could something like what’s happening at Oroville Dam happen here?


None of us wants to throw thousands of dollars down the drain or put our family’s health at risk. But if you have a septic system and don’t maintain it, you could be doing just that.


Whether you’re looking for restaurants or shops, paddling or cycling, museums or events, you’ll find it along the Great Miami Riverway, the new brand for the river corridor.


Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property

Be the Match 5K/10 will be held at Eastwood MetroPark on Saturday, March 25, at 9 a.m. More information.

Sinclair Community College will hold its 5K Hunger Walk/Run Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. along the Great Miami River bikeway.

Bowling Green State University's Bike for Tikes event will be held along the Great Miami River Bikeway on Friday, April 7. BGSU students will ride on the trail from Franklin to Troy.

The Junior League of Dayton's 5k/10k Run for the Health of It wil be held on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at RiverScape MetroPark.

Equitas Health 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton is set for Saturday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Fifth Third Plaza in downtown Dayton.







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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