Great Miami River Corridor - A Planning Assistance Study

The Great Miami River Corridor Planning Assistance Study was commissioned, in a team effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Miami Conservancy District, to evaluate existing conditions of a 99-mile  stretch of the Great Miami River corridor. This study focuses on approximately 99 miles of the Great Miami River corridor in Ohio, starting near river mile 130 upstream of the city of Sidney in Shelby County to near river mile 31 downstream of the city of Hamilton in Butler County. The purpose of this study is to provide planning assistance for river and riverfront recreation along the Great Miami River corridor. This study has been conducted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Planning Assistance to States Program, which enables U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide planning and technical assistance to state and local jurisdictions. The sponsor for this study was the Miami Conservancy District. This study has benefitted from, and is intended to benefit, a multijurisdictional cooperative effort among 15 communities and agencies along the Great Miami River.

This study report:
• Provides a regional perspective, with supporting narrative, photos, and maps
• Analyzes the existing conditions of the river corridor
• Evaluates how projects currently planned along the river corridor will change the existing conditions
• Provides multijurisdictional riverfront and recreational case studies that could develop ideas for new uses.
• Incorporates background inventory information, as well as findings from the December 11, 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-facilitated meeting