Water quality is at the heart of what MSD does every day.
Visit our interactive Water Quality Story Map to learn more about MSD's water quality program.
MSD monitors water quality and aquatic habit in the Mill Creek, Little Miami River, and Muddy Creek.
MSD partners with the Midwest Biodiversity Institute (MBI) to perform comprehensive biological, chemical, and physical sampling and analysis. The third round of water quality sampling began in summer 2021 and will continue through 2023.
The second round of sampling was conducted in 2016-2019:
The benchmarking (baseline) round of sampling was conducted in 2011-2014:
The Mill Creek Alliance, a local non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Mill Creek, also conducts water quality monitoring in the Mill Creek. Visit their website for more information.
The Mill Creek, once named the most endangered urban stream in America, is on its way toward recovery.learn more
Water quality is impacted by many different sources and types of pollution.learn more
MSD and other partners are helping mitigate low-head dams on the Mill Creek mainstem.learn more