June 10th, 2019

2018 Annual Report Posted

Our 2018 annual report provides a snapshot of the Flood Control District including a letter from the Executive Director, who’s on the Board of Directors, how we spent funds, and a few project highlights. This report aims to create a condensed, yet informative, summary of the year. Take a look… read more

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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 Public Works Leaders of the Year. The recipients of these awards are those who embody professionalism, expertise, and personal dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities through… read more

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February 16th, 2019

Noteworthy changes to the 2018 Colorado Discharge Permit System (CDPS) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (COR-400000)

A new Construction General Permit will be in effect starting April 1, 2019.

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February 15th, 2019

Colorado E. Coli Symposium – March 12th Registration now open!

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Stormwater Council, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, and the Big Dry Creek Watershed Association are co-sponsoring a one-day symposium focused on approaches to address water quality impairments in Colorado due to elevated levels of fecal indicator bacteria (E.… read more

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August 29th, 2018


About UDFCD The Colorado Legislature created the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) in 1969 to reduce the impacts of flooding to people and property. UDFCD is a very lean agency, utilizing a staff of only 32 to cover a 1,600 square-mile area that includes 60% of Colorado’s population.… read more

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August 19th, 2018

The Flood Control District provides Media Available for Public Use

This page provides access to media files available for public use. Download Media

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May 23rd, 2018

Flood Control District – Making Mile High News (Check out the June and May Issues of 5280 Magazine!)

  5280 June Issue UDFCD is back in the spotlight with another beautiful article in the June Issue of 5280 Magazine.  This month’s issue features the Cherry Creek Ecological Park, one of the best examples of major stream restoration work in a sensitive area, not to mention how good collaboration with broad… read more

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December 22nd, 2017

Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure

Co-edited by Holly Piza (UDFCD) and Jane Clary (Wright Water Engineers), Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure was published by ASCE in November and featured at the 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Operations and Maintenance Conference. The book reports findings from a survey and literature review to capture and… read more

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December 22nd, 2017

Watershed Approach to Stream Management

As promised, more information on the Watershed Approach to Stream Management In order to advance our mission and vision within the complex natural systems we manage, we must continue to expand our knowledge of watersheds and stream systems. As an adaptive organization, we must then apply this knowledge to improve… read more

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November 20th, 2017

Great things are happening at the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.

UDFCD is proud to announce some modifications to our organizational structure aimed at improving our effectiveness and positioning ourselves for long-term success. The key organizational moves we are making to help prepare us for the opportunities and challenges ahead include: Creation of the Operations and Development Services Program.  Led by… read more

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