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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May 30th, 2018

2018 Flood Hazard Information Official Notice

  2018 Flood Hazard Information Brochures (Click here for Español ) See table below to download the brochure for your area

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May 30th, 2018

UDFCD Annual Newsletter

The 2017 edition of Flood Hazard News is now available

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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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April 25th, 2018

Find Out More about UDFCD’s Funding Gap and What It Means For Your Community

  ADDRESSING UDFCD’s Funding Gap   How the Flood Control District Is Funded When UDFCD was created in 1969, the State Legislature passed a law that states the Mill Levy will be assessed to all residents within the UDFCD boundary. As set by Colorado Legislature, UDFCD’s taxing mill levy is… 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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January 4th, 2018

Recent Updates to BMP-REALCOST and UD-Culvert

Recent Updates to BMP-REALCOST and UD-Culvert BMP-REALCOST, UDFCD’s tool for evaluating whole life cycle cost of BMPs, has been significantly improved with the following updates: Rainfall statistics per NOAA Atlas 2,Volume 14; Land use runoff and BMP effluent EMCs per the latest information from the International BMP Database, Volumetric runoff… 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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