Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan
The Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan is the policy that guides flood management, stormwater drainage (detention, retention and sewers), and stormwater quality in the city. City Council approved the plan in 2004.
Significant work has been completed since that time and a major flood event in September 2013 has influenced the public’s perceptions related to flooding. An update to the CFS will be initiated in 2020 to evaluate the following types of considerations:
Guiding principles and policies
Floodplain, stormwater, water quality and groundwater regulations
Floodplain mapping practices
Prioritization criterian for capital improvement projects
The master planning efforts will include a public process to gather ideas and feedback from the community. The Mile High Flood District will also contribute funding and assistance.