Blog Posts

Welcome to the Flood Control District’s blog. Find the best trails, learn something new, and see some of our work along the way.

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August 8th, 2018

3 Awesome Natural Playgrounds Redefining How Kids Play

Children reaping the benefits of metro region play areas built in harmony with the environment. A new type of playground is emerging. But it’s not built of plastic and metal. Instead, these new playgrounds are formed by natural materials like trees, dirt and water. And kids love them. According to… read more

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April 21st, 2018

Top 10 Most Shocking Things We’ve Removed from Waterways

An Earth Day call to protect the people, property and environment of the Denver region. According to 9News, “Denverites throw enough trash in our waterways to fill up 7 semi-trucks per week.” What that trash is varies. Sometimes there are serious materials that pose threats to public safety, such as… read more

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April 19th, 2018

8 Most Destructive Floods in the Denver Region’s History

The Denver region is known for 300 days of sunshine. However, the region is also susceptible to catastrophic flooding. Below are seven of the most destructive floods in the history of the Denver region. When possible, we’ve adjusted all of the listed monetary amounts to match 2018 dollars. 1.  1965 Flood… read more

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March 13th, 2018

Top 10 Trails in the Denver Region

Get outdoors and rejuvenate with these fantastic natural spaces! The Denver region offers a bounty of beautiful trails. The possibilities along these trails are endless. You can bike, hike, and walk. You can watch beautiful wildlife or do some people-watching. Anything you decide, we encourage you to take advantage of… read more

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