Research Projects

MHFD conducts research to inform our design criteria and advance the practice. This page highlights many of these projects.

MHFD partnered with Colorado State University’s Hydraulics Laboratory (CSU), AECOM, and Larimer County Dive Rescue Team (LCDRT) to conduct flume tests and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling to assess various culvert grate configurations and determine conditions that limited a person’s ability to self-rescue.

MHFD is monitoring two different permeable pavement sections in the green alley located at the Industry site on Brighton Blvd in Denver.

Almost .5 acres of this 3- acre garden sites on top of a parking structure.

MHFD partnered with the City of Lakewood and the Urban Watershed Research Institute to construct a new rain garden.

At Grant Ranch, this Extended Detention Basin (EDB) is the first step in a treatment train approach used to treat stormwater.

We expanded our permeable pavement research when we added a new type of permeable pavement at our BMP test site in Lakewood, CO.

This cistern collects runoff from the new building at DGC and uses this for irrigation of the adjacent landscape areas.

MHFD partnered with the City of Englewood and the City of Sheridan to construct and monitor a new bioretention basin at River Run Park adjacent to the South Platte River and Broken Tee Golf Course.

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