Little Miami River

Rails to Trails through the countryside

April 16, 2012 Destination

There was a time when people feared the conversion of abandoned railroad beds into bicycle and walking paths. The fear was that crime would increase. Adjoining properties would be impacted by lower property values. How wrong were those naysayers. Brent Photo: Little Miami Recreational Trail, Morrow, Ohio. The LMRT is 75 miles long connecting multiple […]

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The Hiking Trail

March 10, 2012 Essays

Just north of the hamlet of Oregonia, Ohio, along the Little Miami River, there is a nature preserve and a parking lot that accommodates maybe a dozen vehicles. The entrance to Little Miami Caesar Creek State Nature Area is on Corwin Road, and also sits next to Caesar Creek, fed by the Corps of Engineers […]

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Evolution of a river bank

February 28, 2012 Landscapes

The rains came frequently last year,producing a record year of precipitationnearly twice the annual average. Flood warnings and watches were the normevery time a storm rolled up the Ohio River Valleyflashing lightning and pouring rain into the watersheds. Water ran off the fields into the streams and creeksand eventually made its way to the tributaries […]

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Remnants of a high river

April 16, 2011 Landscapes

The level of the Little Miami River is at a normal stage, but not too long ago, it was high with possible flood warnings. Usually, receding water leaves marks, but on this stretch of river front, debris hangs in the trees, deposited by fast high water approximately 10-12 feet above normal. Brent

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