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)

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.