Douglas County Engineering provides flood management services to the community, including efforts to minimize impacts to citizens and their property from flooding incidents. Our staff, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), determined and developed flood prevention processes for County citizens. As a result of those efforts, FEMA has increased the County’s NFIP CRS from a Class 7 to a Class 5 which began May 1, 2020, for a 5-year cycle. The floodplain management activities implemented by the County qualify for a 25 percent discount (up from a 15 percent discount based on the previous cycle verification) on flood insurance premiums for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after May 1, 2020.
Mile High Flood District (MHFD) ALERT System (real-time data page)
Early Flood Prediction and Protection