Flood Protection

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Dayton is the largest city along the Great Miami River protected by MCD's flood protection system.

Cities along the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio count on MCD’s flood protection system to safeguard their residents, property, infrastructure and way of life from river flooding. MCD’s five retarding basins and earthen embankment dams, 55 miles of levees, improved channel and acres of floodplain have protected cities from Piqua to Hamilton in southwest Ohio for nearly 100 years:

Today, the system reduces flood risk for:

  • 1 million people
  • More than 47,000 properties in five counties
  • More than $5.1 billion worth of buildings and land
  • 5 hospitals
  • 60+ schools and colleges
  • 814 miles of public roads
  • 14 wastewater treatment plants
  • 9 water treatment plants

 

 

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