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.

Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual

MHFD is dedicated to promoting criteria for adoption by communities as well as guidance for engineers, planners, landscape architects, developers, and contractors within the Denver Metro region.

Users are encouraged to use the electronic version posted on this website as updates to this manual may be done as frequently as annually.

Volume 1

Volume 1

Management, Hydrology and Hydraulics

Volume 1
Criteria Manual Volume 2

Volume 2

Structures, Storage and Recreation

Volume 2
Criteria Manual Volume 3

Volume Three

Stormwater Quality

Volume 3


MHFD has developed a number of tools to assist engineers and design professionals develop hydrology, adhere to MHFD criteria, and perform various analyses.

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Software

Design Tools as presented in USDCM Volumes I and II

BMP Sizing – Whole-life Cycle Cost as presented in USDCM Volume III

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