Arroyo Preservation Plan

The City of Las Cruces Arroyo Management Plan will provide policy guidance to: improve flood control & drainage functions; protect arroyos in their natural state; protect native vegetation and wildlife habitat; help protect private property; and  provide additional recreational opportunities.  The Plan is currently being completed.  Please click the links below to access various components of the draft plan. 

At their public hearing on June 24, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to postpone their recommendation for adoption to the City Council so that additional public and stakeholder input may be gathered. The draft will go through another revision which takes this input into account, at which time it will again be considered by the Commission. The most recent draft of the plan is available for review below--link to revised draft 9/21/14. Further changes will be made to this document during October.

    LINKS (in blue):

Draft Arroyo Management Plan revision 9/21/14

Draft Arroyo Management Plan revision 9/21/14 "Tracked Changes" 

Draft Arroyo Management Plan revision 6/24/14                                        Arroyo Plan Study Area Map

Draft Arroyo Management Plan revision 6/24/14 "Tracked Changes"              

Public Input -- Comments received to date -- Coming Soon!                       

Draft Arroyo Preservation Plan revision 3/01/14                                     

Arroyo Plan P & Z Work Session Presentation.     Planning & Zoning Commission Work Session, 5/20/14 -- These minutes are 'draft' only and will be approved by P & Z Commissioners at their next scheduled work session.

Plan Appendices:

  1. Detail Maps -- Appendix 1 contains close up maps of individual arroyos with flood control dams, dam ponding areas, and proposed trails also shown. These maps are in an 11 x 14 PDF format. Map links are here. Revised maps coming soon! 
          Alameda       Box & Apache Canyon       Fillmore S       Napzinger
          Baylor Canyon       Dona Ana       Las Cruces & Little Dam       Tortugas E
          Bilbo        Fillmore N       Moreno & Sandhill       Tortugas W
  2. Planning Background -- Appendix 2 lists goals and policies from other past and current City of Las Cruces planning documents that address arroyo and open space preservation.
  3. Flood Control Dams -- Appendix 3 contains detailed information on the individual flood control dams within the planning area.