Arroyo Management 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.  On October 28, 2014, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend (5-1 with one absence) adoption of the Arroyo Management Plan.  The City Council will consider adoption of the plan at an upcoming public hearing; date TBA.    

LINKS: (New materials for the P & Z meeting are in bold font)

Draft Arroyo Management Plan 11/12/14            Draft Arroyo Management Plan 11/12/14 "Tracked Changes"

Draft Arroyo Management Plan 10/28/14            Study Area Map 10/01/14  

Arroyo Plan Public Input 06/24/14 to 10/20/14    

Plan Appendices:                                                                                     

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. PDF map links are here. 

 Alameda  Box & Apache  Dona Ana  Fillmore W  Napzinger  Tortugas W
 Baylor Canyon  City Center N  Fillmore Far E  LC & Little Dam  Sandhill E  
 Bilbo  City Center S  Fillmore E  Moreno & Sandhill  Tortugas E  

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.

Flood Control Dams -- Appendix 3 contains detailed information on the individual flood control dams within the planning area.

Arroyo Modeling -- Appendix 4 contains a description of the modeling process with graphics.