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 with conditions. The conditions were specific revisions to the plan draft. Subsequent to the P & Z meeting, the City's Legal Department suggested further revisions.
At the December 1st City Council meeting, consideration of the plan was removed from the agenda. A City Council work session will be scheduled for early 2015. The 11/12/14 draft of the plan includes the revisions requested by the P & Z Commission. The 11/12/14 "tracked changes" version shows the changes recommended by the City's Legal Department.
LINKS: (New materials 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 P & Z Commission 10/28/14 meeting minutes (draft)
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 (~under 10MB). Individual PDF map links are below. You may also view a single PDF with ALL maps (27MB) here: ALL MAPS
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.