The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District was established by the Colorado legislature in 1969, for the purpose of assisting local governments in the Denver metropolitan area with multi-jurisdictional drainage and flood control problems. UDFCD covers an area of 1608 square miles and includes Denver, parts of the 6 surrounding counties, and all or parts of 33 incorporated cities and towns. The population within UDFCD is approximately 2.8 million people.