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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


The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) Records Commission will meet on Monday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at MCD, 38 E. Monument Ave, Dayton, OH  45402. 


October delivered an average of 3.56 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed 0.84 inches above the monthly norm. The high station was Germantown Dam (4.69 inches), and the low station was Union City (2.39 inches). As of October 31, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 37.44 inches of precipitation, which is 4.25 inches above normal for this point in the calendar year.


Critical information for flood forecasting, riverfront development and more. Know what it is? Find out here.


An optional pre-proposal meeting for the Lower Great Miami River Nutrient Project will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at MCD headquarters, 38 E. Monument Ave. in Dayton. RSVPs required to RFP  FAQs


September delivered an average of 1.40 inches of precipitation in the Great Miami River Watershed 1.53 inches below the monthly norm. The high station was Centerville (2.67 inches), and the low station was Alcony (0.60 inches). As of September 30, the Great Miami River Watershed had received 33.88 inches of precipitation which is 3.41 inches above normal for this point in the calendar year.


MCD has closed the walkway atop the McPherson Town levee in Dayton to replace electrical lines and convert to energy-efficient LED lighting along the gravel path there. Residents and visitors will also enjoy new bollard lights at the McPherson Historic District sign at Main Street. The project is expected to take approximately two months.



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.


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


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

Zoom Multisport Racing will hold the Pancakes & Resolutions 5K, 10K and 1 mile run/walk on Friday, Jan. 1, from 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. along the Great Miami River in Miamisburg. Contact Anthony Monimee at 937-572-5018.



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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