January 4th, 2020

Mile High Flood District is hiring!

The Mile High Flood District is hiring Entry- and Mid-Level Engineering Positions! 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) and for the Denver area stormwater industry! MHFD is growing and we’re looking for highly motivated candidates to join our team! Whether… read more

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August 30th, 2019

2020 Pre-qualified Stream Contractors Request for SOQs.

The purpose of the Pre-qualified Contractor list is to have a group of pre-qualified contractors who are experienced and capable of performing urban drainage work successfully. Urban drainage work is unique from other types of work in that the projects are located in waterways that are highly regulated by local,… read more

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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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