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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.

Around the watershed


The Miami Conservancy District is recruiting for seasonal laborers.


Protect our waterways by dropping off your unwanted and/or expired prescription drugs Saturday, April 26. Several local locations are available. Find one near you.


Buy a reusable Earth Day coffee tumbler and enjoy free coffee for a month. Proceeds will benefit both Partners for the Environment and Dayton Regional Green which work to protect, preserve, and promote our Miami Valley’s environmental and agricultural resources.


The 2014 version of the Miami Valley Bike Trails map is now available. Every three years, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission works with its partnersincluding MCD to update the map. Some of the changes to the 2014 map include new trail segments, a new mileage matrix and 31 points of interest accessible from the trail including museums, parks and more. Get a free map.



March brought an average of 2.38 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.90 inches below normal for the month. The high station was Centerville (3.30 inches), and the low station was Urbana (1.43 inches). Since January 1, the Great Miami River Watershed has received 7.02 inches of precipitation which is 1.26 inches below normal for this point in the calendar year.


All five of The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) dams are storing floodwater this afternoon after snowmelt earlier this week, saturated ground from a long winter, and less than an inch of rain.


Users of the Stillwater River Bikeway will experience a short detour through Triangle Park beginning Feb. 17 as Montgomery County begins replacing the Ridge Avenue Bridge in Dayton. Trail users will be 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.



Upcoming events on MCD-controlled property
The 2nd annual Run for the Family will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. Call Karen Via at 937.222.9481

The West Carrollton National Honor Society Forever Pirates 5K will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. Contact Brittany Brown at 937.859.5121 ext. 8891 or for more information.

Girls on the Run 5K is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon along the Great Miami River RecreationTrail in Dayton. Contact Dori Spaulding at 661.361.4634 or for more information. 

Zoom Multisport Racing will hold its Baby Jog & Family Fun 5K and 10K on Sunday, May 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Eastwood MetroPark and the Mad River Recreation Trail. Contact Mick Mominee at 937.572.5018 or for more information.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides Dayton Walk will be held on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m. at Island MetroPark and the Stillwater Recreation Trail. Contact Jessie Sikora at 513.533.9300 or 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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