Fortunately, the Miami Conservancy District’s flood protection system keeps high river water levels in the river channel – and out of our communities. The managed lands that are part of this system are also available to locate the bike trails – so trail users don’t have to walk, run, or ride on the roads. MCD’s riverfront levees and preserved floodplains provide a unique venue for recreation such as bike trails, riverfront parks, and boat launches. But that also means these places store water to safely pass through the city during heavy rains.
By Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Ph.D., manager of watershed partnerships Before you head out on your next cycling or paddling adventure along the Great Miami, be sure to check out bike trail and river conditions. It’s always best to know before you go! The live Bike Trail and River Conditions Map on the Great Miami Riverway website helps … Continue reading Bike trail and river conditions just a couple clicks away
By Mike Ekberg, manager of water resources monitoring and analysis What if I told you the Great Miami River in Dayton has some of the healthiest populations of fish and macroinvertebrates (stream bugs) and provides some of the best aquatic habitat in Ohio? You probably wouldn't believe me. After all, urban rivers aren’t often associated … Continue reading Fish and bugs love low dam modification and removal
By Elizabeth Connor, Great Miami Riverway Sometimes the best travel plans are right in your own backyard. If you’re looking for new and exciting activities to do and places to visit this year, you won’t have to travel far. The Great Miami Riverway’s Tour de Way passport program launches on May 4. You can explore … Continue reading Tour de Way — A Riverway Giveaway
By Elizabeth Connor, Riverway Coordinator Nothing can ruin a good ride along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail like discovering midway that the trail is submerged from a recent storm. But that’s about to be a thing of the past. You can now Find Your Way a whole lot easier with the Great Miami Riverway’s … Continue reading New website to improve your Great Miami River experience