Protecting people, property, and the environment - UDFCD
 

Protecting People, Property, and the Environment.

Planning, design, construction, maintenance, and early flood warning – The work we do now increases your safety during a flood. Our philosophy of working in concert with nature produces open space and recreation for all to enjoy on the days when there is no flood.

What We Do

The Flood Control District partners with metro cities and counties to design and construct flood control and warning measures, open space, regional paths, and remove trash and debris in our streams. The District runs on a $30 million annual budget with only 32 employees. Contracting out the work keeps overhead low, costs down, and ensures all the jobs stay local.

Committed to Our Community

UDFCD was established by the Legislature and 1969 after the Metro area was hit by the devastating 1965 flood. The Flood Control District was launched with a mil levy set at 1.0 by statute. Today, as then, the District partners with seven counties and 33 municipalities on a 50/50 basis to design and construct flood control and warning measures, open space and regional paths, and provide debris removal.

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Recent Updates

May 10th, 2019 APWA Announces 2019 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year

KANSAS CITY, MO. – May 1, 2019 – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today the 2019 Top Ten… read more

April 30th, 2019 The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) is hiring an Engineering Technologist

UDFCD is looking to fill an Engineering Technologist position that supports activities from several service lines including Watershed, Stream, Flood… read more

April 4th, 2019 Wonderland Creek

Over the course of the past 10 years, the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (District) worked with the City… read more

March 11th, 2019 New Resources for reducing E. coli – Just in time for the Colorado E. Coli Symposium

UDFCD has published four new Fact Sheets for MS4s. These Fact Sheets were developed to: Regulations for E. coli, Effectiveness… read more

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