About Us

The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District was established by the Colorado legislature in 1969, for the purpose of assisting local governments in the Denver metropolitan area with multi-jurisdictional drainage and flood control problems. UDFCD covers an area of 1608 square miles and includes Denver, parts of the 6 surrounding counties, and all or parts of 33 incorporated cities and towns. The population within UDFCD is approximately 2.8 million people. 

Mission and Vision Statement

Protecting people, property, and the environment through preservation, mitigation, and education.

Core Values

Advocate for public safety by reducing flood damage, by increasing awareness of flood risk, and through responsible design and community development.

Support local governments by building partnerships, influencing responsible practices, and promoting community welfare.

Use public funds responsibly through flexible and efficient processes and by leveraging resources to maximize community and environmental benefit.

Be stewards of watersheds and streams by promoting natural and beneficial functions of floodplains and responsible watershed management.

Advance the practice of science, engineering, and management of watersheds and streams through research, innovation and education.