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Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy

Denver’s Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy defines Denver’s urban watershed and the water quality impairments that exist within each water quality basin. By understanding the primary pollutants of concern and pollutant loadings within each basin, the City and County of Denver can design and implement innovative strategies that reduce pollutant loading to our urban waterways.

The focus of the Strategy is to identify green infrastructure projects that target multiple pollutants while also providing additional city benefits such as increased open space, climate resiliency, improved air quality, urban heat island mitigation, better connectivity, and enhanced community livability.

City and County of Denver Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy (2018)

Introduction and overview of the Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy, including approach, goals and objectives, city partners, and alignment with other city planning efforts.

Description of the South Platte River Basin within Denver, land use, climate and hydrology, and the benefits of implementing green infrastructure

Overview of water quality impairments and conditions for Denver’s water quality basins

Explanation of water quality basin prioritization methodology and opportunity identification process

Description of unique opportunities and projects in non-priority stormwater basins throughout the City

Overview of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment strategy for monitoring green infrastructure facilities


Map showing storm drainage basins that have been prioritized for green infrastructure investments


Sarah E. Anderson, Denver Public Works