State of the Water

Interested in the quantity and quality of water in our region? Much of our work is done in or along our waterways. Miami Conservancy District’s experts are observing and testing water sources within the Great Miami River Watershed daily, compiling data to create reports, enabling people and partners in our region to make safe, sustainable water choices.


Long-term water trends

• Rain on the rise
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Groundwater supply plentiful, and most well levels steady
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Groundwater interacts with rivers, streams and lakes
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Water usage declining

Stream Health

Stream health ratings vary throughout the Great Miami River Watershed. Most streams are rated good to excellent.

• Upper Great Miami River Watershed
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Lower Great Miami River Watershed
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Stillwater River Subwatershed
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Mad River Subwatershed

Ways You Can Help

• Regional Water Challenges for the 21st Century 
• Be WaterWise
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Well Owners: Is Your Water Safe to Drink?
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Learn when to test, what to test and who to turn to for help
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Simple Septic System Steps Save Money and Mess
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Learn more about how to care for your septic system
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Great Miami River: Is the Water Safe for Recreation?

Recent precipitation measured at tipping bucket rain gages.

Recent and historical groundwater levels measured at MCD observation wells.

MCD provides funding to USGS for the maintenance of 10 real-time observation wells in the Great Miami River Watershed.

 

 

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