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, maintained channel. and acres of floodplain have protected cities from Piqua to Hamilton for nearly 100 years:
Today, the system reduces flood risk for:
- More than 47,000 properties in five counties
- $7.3 billion in property value
- 6 hospitals
- Nearly 60 schools and colleges
- 814 miles of public roads
- 14 wastewater treatment plants
- 9 water treatment plants
- 1 million people who use or rely on these facilities
Protect. Preserve. Promote.