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Highways & Floodways

April 16, 2021

How Environmental Regulation Has Helped Produce Better Linear Infrastructure Designs Written by Mary Powell and David Skuodas from the Mile High Flood District It’s interesting to observe the similarities between highways and floodways when it comes to infrastructure design. They’re both...

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The Cobra Effect and Land Use

January 8, 2021

Are we creating infrastructure now that will be enormously expensive later when it needs to be repaired or replaced? Although land use decisions are generally intended to make our communities better, they can actually make our communities worse off if...

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The Stream Management Academy

August 15, 2019

What is the Stream Management Academy? At the MIle High Flood District (MHFD) our mission is to protect people, property, and the environment along thousands of miles of streams throughout the metro area. With a staff of just 35 that...

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Wonderland Creek

April 4, 2019

Over the course of the past 10 years, the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (District) worked with the City of Boulder (City) to plan, design, and construct a major flood control and regional trail project along a one mile...

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Top Five Natural Playgrounds in Denver

August 8, 2018

A new type of playground is on the rise and the children in the Denver Metro area are reaping the benefits. But these playgrounds aren’t focused on who has the tallest slides or the fastest merry go round — and...

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Top 10 Most Shocking Things We’ve Removed from Waterways

April 21, 2018

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...

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8 Most Destructive Floods in the Denver Region’s History

April 19, 2018

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...

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Best 10 Hikes Near Denver Colorado

March 13, 2018

ENJOY OUR FAVORITE HIKES 60 MINUTES FROM DENVER! Most people have heard of the splendor that awaits in Rocky Mountain National Park, but what many don’t know is the Denver region offers a bounty of beautiful trails with endless possibilities...

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