Coronavirus Update:

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.


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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3 Awesome Natural Playgrounds Redefining How Kids Play

August 8, 2018

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...

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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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Top 10 Trails in the Denver Region

March 13, 2018

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....

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