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Posted on: August 6, 2018

An Introduction to the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District


Being prepared for floods is critical. The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) 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 UDFCD has put out a new video to explain a little more about their mission and primary functions – to improve the quality of life in the metro area by protecting its three million people, its property and environment. See the video from the UDFCD on Vimeo >>

Established by the Colorado legislature in 1969, UDFCD covers an area of 1608 square miles and includes Denver, parts of the six surrounding counties, and all or parts of 33 incorporated cities and towns. The UDFCD 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.

The UDFCD provides services related to floodplain mapping, flood safety, new developments, planning, design, construction, and maintenance for municipalities and residents within the UDFCD boundary.

You can find out more on the UDFCD on their website,

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