News & Events

May 4, 2017

Walk! Downtown Dayton set for May 17

Walk! Downtown Dayton is set for Wednesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at RiverScape MetroPark. Presented by Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health.


May 1, 2017

Test Your Well event May 18 at Carlisle High School

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. Learn more


April 28, 2017

Troy Strawberry Festival June 3-4

The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4. The festival will be held along the left bank of the Great Miami River between the Adams Street and Market Street bridges. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 3, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4.
Troy Strawberry Festival website


April 20, 2017

Use extra caution on Great Miami Trail near RiverScape

Great Miami River trail users in Dayton should use caution near RiverScape MetroPark. The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is repairing a stone wall along the levee behind the Dayton fire station at Main Street and Monument Avenue. The stone wall, which dates back to as early as the 1890s, is bulging. A concrete retaining wall …Read More


April 10, 2017

March precipitation

March brought an average of 4.82 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed — 1.68 inches above average for the month. The high station was Collinsville (6.75 inches), and the low station was Fort Loramie (3.11 inches). As of March 31, the Great Miami River Watershed has received 9.81 inches of precipitation in …Read More


March 28, 2017

MCD seeks Great Miami Riverway Coordinator

The Miami Conservancy District is seeking professional staff to serve as the Great Miami Riverway Coordinator. This new staff position will work with a coalition of local agencies to manage the Great Miami Riverway Placemaking Initiative. The goals of the Great Miami Riverway Placemaking Initiative are to develop and implement ongoing marketing, planning, and programming …Read More



February 21, 2017

Seasonal Groundskeeper

RESPONSIBILITIES You may be required to operate a large wheeled walk behind mower with a 30-inch mowing deck. The machine weighs approximately 250 pounds, has an 8-horsepower engine and a hand clutch that operates in a forward direction only. It will be necessary to operate this mower at times on steep hillsides. You may be …Read More


February 15, 2017

Could Oroville Dam crisis happen here?

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? It’s possible but not likely. “MCD …Read More



January 12, 2017

December Precipitation

December delivered an average of 2.87 inches of precipitation to the Great Miami River Watershed — 0.19 inches below normal for the month. The high station for the month was Springfield North (3.71 inches), and the low station was Union City (1.62 inches). The Great Miami River Watershed received an average of 37.07 inches of …Read More