News & Events

December 29, 2016

Janet Bly named GM

The MCD Board of Directors appointed Janet Bly to the position of General Manager, making her MCD’s 10th general manager and first female general manager.

December 29, 2016

Downtown Dayton bike loop opens

MCD completed the original 8.2-mile Dayton River Bikeway at a cost of nearly $333,000. The bikeway was dedicated during a River Festival enjoyed by 15,000…

December 29, 2016

Carillon Tower dedicated

The state’s largest carillon tower, now known as Deeds Carillon, was dedicated by Colonel and Mrs. Edward Deeds on MCD land south of Stewart Street…

December 29, 2016

MCD dams pass early test

A major storm throughout the Ohio Valley finally ended after dumping nearly the equivalent of the 1913 flood’s rainfall in 12 days, rather than five…

December 29, 2016

Construction completed

April 17, 1923 Construction was completed on the entire flood protection system by the end of 1922. It was on this date, however, MCD publicly…

December 29, 2016

Project of the Year Award

Miami Conservancy District’s flood protection system awarded the 1922 Engineering Record’s distinguished “Project of the Year,” placing it in a category with other international engineering…

December 29, 2016

Construction equipment acquired

Nearly all the construction equipment acquired: 18 drag lines, 29 locomotives, 20 dump cars, 80 trucks and automobiles, 15 miles of railroad track and 73…

December 29, 2016

The Miami Conservancy District begins

With a vote of 5 to 4, the Conservancy Court declared the Miami Conservancy District organized, appointing Edward A. Deeds of Dayton, Henry M. Allen…

December 29, 2016

The Conservancy Act becomes law

FEBRUARY 7, 1914 Governor James Cox signed the Conservancy Act into law, making it possible for MCD and other conservancy districts to organize. The Conservancy…

April 30, 2015

1913 Flood

MARCH 25, 1913 In March of 1913, the Miami Valley witnessed a natural disaster unparalleled in the region’s history. Three storms converged on the state,…

April 30, 2015


MAY 26, 1913 Despite losing everything to the flood just months before, the region came together to raise $2 million to design a flood protection…

February 24, 2015

Conservancy Court approves MCD Official Plan

Conservancy Court formally approved MCD Official Plan, which includes five dry dams and associated retarding basins, preserved floodplains, improved river channels, and more robust levees.