Water Stewardship Summary Report 2012-2019

MCD has released a new report on Water Stewardship that discusses the region's water challenges and how communities can take action and build resiliency to address those challenges.. Mike Ekberg, MCD manager of water resources monitoring and analysis, and Sarah Hippensteel Hall, manager of watershed partnerships, are currently visiting county commissions and key stakeholders to present … Continue reading Water Stewardship Summary Report 2012-2019

Spreading the value of water

By Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Ph.D., MCD manager of watershed partnerships Water is the Rodney Dangerfield of resources. Like Dangerfield used to say, it “don’t get no respect.” Let’s face it. You can’t live without water. But I’ll bet you don’t think twice when you turn on the faucet. You just expect that good quality water … Continue reading Spreading the value of water

2019-2020 Winter Outlook

By Mike Ekberg, manager of water resources monitoring and analysis It’s late November, and winter 2019–2020 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to discuss the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Winter Outlook. Before I do, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at last year’s Winter Outlook and … Continue reading 2019-2020 Winter Outlook

You can never be too prepared

By Cory Paul, executive director, Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter The importance of being prepared has been renewed in the last several months after the Miami Valley responded to an outbreak of devastating tornadoes. The most common sentiment I heard was, “I never thought it could happen here.” We’ve been reminded that “it” can happen … Continue reading You can never be too prepared

It’s national Protect Your Groundwater Day

Today is national Protect Your Groundwater Day! Did you know… About 2.3 million people rely on groundwater for drinking water in our region. The local Buried Valley Aquifer holds about 1.5 trillion gallons of water. This region uses about 250 million gallons per day for everything from drinking to bathing, and cooking to irrigation. Most … Continue reading It’s national Protect Your Groundwater Day

Fish and bugs love low dam modification and removal

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

Wear it: Your excuses don’t hold water

By Brenda Gibson, public relations manager How many different ways can we say it? Wearing a life jacket can save your life. We know, we know. You have all kinds of reasons why you don’t want to wear it. Here are five excuses we’ve heard for not wearing a life jacket and why they don’t … Continue reading Wear it: Your excuses don’t hold water

More than 4 feet of precipitation in 2018!

By Mike Ekberg, manager of water resources monitoring and analysis One year ago, I wrote a blogpost summarizing the year 2017 as “another wet year.” Now I’m summarizing water conditions for 2018, and I could pretty much copy and paste what I posted last year. And, with some minor changes, it would ring true. Last year … Continue reading More than 4 feet of precipitation in 2018!