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MHFD is going remote (temporarily). Public safety is MHFD’s primary concern. To ensure the wellbeing of our employees, MHFD staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. In doing so, we will live up to our social responsibility to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading further, while ensuring business continuity that supports our communities and the economies in which we operate. Wishing everyone health and safety during these unprecedented times.

Protecting people, property, and our environment.

The Mile High Flood District is dedicated to the preservation, mitigation, and education of the Denver region.

Your resident experts for flood management and stream preservation

The Mile High Flood District is your trusted resource for stormwater and watershed management. Since 1969, we have been designing and building effective flood control and warning measures, open spaces, and regional paths, as well as removing trash and debris in our streams.


Be aware of the flood risks in your area and see how your tax dollars are being wisely spent.


Discover a trusted business partner that can help you design and build better mitigation solutions.

What We Do

Flood Safety

Learn how to protect your home and property from flood risks.

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Floodplain Management

See how we help local governments identify flood risk and update floodplain boundaries.

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Stream Projects

Discover design, construction and maintenance activities through our partnerships with local governments.

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Watershed Master Planning

Read about how we partner with communities to develop watershed master plans.

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See the stormwater Best Management Practice sites collecting data to protect and improve our city.

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River Run Park

River Run Park is a unique urban river park that brought new life to a half mile section of the South Platte River in Sheridan.

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Flood Mitigation is Messy: An Argument for High Functioning and Low Maintenance Streams

Addressing flood risk after an area has already developed is complicated, expensive, and messy in every way you can imagine. This video will recap a challenging flood mitigation project that was 20 years in the making, and contrast it with the Mile High Flood District’s modern approach to urban stream design – an approach we call High Functioning and Low Maintenance Streams (HFLMS).

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Mile High Flood District @MHFloodDistrict • Mar 20

RT @mhfdfws: The ALERT System will soon be ready for the 2020 flood season. The melting snow from last week’s winter storm provided a good…

Mile High Flood District @MHFloodDistrict • Mar 20

RT @chadkudym: @ChandraLMiller For sure! I recently came across the presentation I did in 2009 at the @nhwcnews conference in Vail on the…

Mile High Flood District @MHFloodDistrict • Mar 20

RT @mhfdfws: Like a dam flattens a curve known as a flood hydrograph, may our behavior flatten another curve caused by an event known as CO…

Mile High Flood District @MHFloodDistrict • Mar 20

RT @chadkudym: @FCDFloodInfo I love seeing these maps! It was fun to be part of experimenting with and sharing how to use Google Maps to i…

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