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 their next public hearing on Monday, December 1, 2014.  The meeting starts at 1:00p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.  

The plan has been revised to include changes requested by the Commission and recommended changes 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)

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 (~under 10MB). Individual PDF map links are below. You may also view a single PDF with ALL maps (27MB) here:  ALL MAPS 

 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.