Strategic Plan

Goals 2023-2028 

Flood Protection

  • Prevent floods to communities along the Stillwater, Mad, and Great Miami rivers and Twin Creek by maintaining, improving, and protecting the system of dams, storage basins, levees, improved channels, and other flood protection assets.
  • Prepare for and improve readiness to respond, as necessary, to potential riverine flooding or other catastrophic events.
  • Enhance community climate resilience by preparing and planning for the possibility of more frequent and intense storms.

Water Stewardship

  • Protect the safety and availability of water throughout the region.
  • Improve water quality (aesthetic, ecological and biological outcomes) of the region’s rivers, streams, and aquifers.
  • Pilot a program to better align MCD land use and management practices with MCD’s Mission.

Recreation and Heritage

  • Develop and maintain river corridor recreation, including bike trails, and activity zones for public use.
  • Promote the Great Miami Riverway as a destination for sustainable economic development and enhanced quality of life.

Be the Best Conservancy District 

  • Position MCD as a regional, trusted leader in the water sector.
  • Attract and retain a talented workforce.
  • Diversify funding sources for MCD.