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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.

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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

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Around the watershed


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.


WHIO Radio "Miami Valley Voices" will feature MCD's Kurt Rinehart, chief engineer; and Sarah Hippensteel Hall, manager for watershed partnerships, on Sunday at 8 a.m. Host Ron Rollins, Kurt and Sarah discuss flood protection, MCD history, river health and more.


Bike trail detour: Trail users along a short section of the Great Miami Bike Trail in West Carrollton will need to follow detour signs to safely navigate a Vectren project beginning Monday Aug. 24. The project between Squire Drive and Riverside Auto Salvage could last up to three weeks and will also close the right-hand lane of southbound West Central Avenue to vehicular traffic.



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.


June 15 was the warmest June ever from a global perspective and one of the wettest locally. Read more.


On July 29, the Dayton City Commission will consider important changes to its Source Water Protection Plan, the plan that protects the region's drinking water. MCD has written a blogpost about the changes and what's at stake.


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 City of Miamisburg will hold its Riverblast fireworks display on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg.

Ohio River Road Runners Club's DeWeese Park 5K is set for Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. along the Great Miami River Bike Trail in Dayton. Contact Jim Latham at 937.228.5418 for more information.

Ohio's Great Corridor Association's 2015 Great Float is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. along the Great Miami River. The nearly 3-mile (1 hour) float begins at Farmersville-West Carrollton Road and ends at the Linden Avenue Bridge in Miamisburg. Must be 18 years old to participate. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. at Ron's Pizza in Miamisburg. More information.

Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation's Bleeding Disorder Awareness 5K is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon along the Great Miami River Bike Trail and Rice Field in Miamisburg. Contact Dena Shepard at 937.479.2378 for more information.

The City of Miamisburg's 5K-9 Run, Walk and Wag will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon along the Great Miami River Bike Trail in Miamisburg. Contact Sheila Russell at 937.866.8999 for more information.

The Stilettos to Sneakers 5K is set for Friday, Sept. 25, at RiverScape MetroPark. For more information, conact Cheryl Oliver at 947.898.7811.

The Dayton CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Island MetroPark and the Stillwater Bike Trail. Contact Andrew Gifford at (419) 376-6964 for more information.



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