At Mile High Flood District, stream projects fall into two separate categories — Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Stream Management Maintenance Projects. With this in mind, every year we ask local governments to take a look at the different stream projects from both categories and develop a five year plan. To see our projects and learn more, check out Projects In Your Area.
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) are projects that work to complete master-planned recommendations. One of these CIP projects is chosen by MHFD every year and carried out over the next five. CIP projects are required to be 50% funded by local government sponsors and must meet the following requirements:
Designated Stream Services help local governments manage publicly owned lengths of regional streams and to help determine different Stream Management Projects for the year. These projects, (also known as Stream Maintenance Projects) help identify what routine maintenance and restoration work is needed for streams in the different Denver Metro counties.
Once the projects are identified they are then organized and developed through a Stream Management Work Plan, which helps guide the annual stream work needed by different local governments. This plan is broken down both by county and type of work.