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Development in the city of Las Vegas is guided by the goals, objectives and policies outlined in the 2020 Master Plan, and elements of the Plan such as the Public Safety Element, which contain goals and policies designed to protect and enhance groundwater drainage. Additionally, the city of Las Vegas Strategic Plan has the following goals, strategies, and performance measures:

Goal: Encourage conservation and optimization of natural resources.

Strategy: Identify appropriate water conservation strategies and priorities.

Strategy: Explore best development and urban design practices for environmental stewardship, energy and water conservation, and efficient use of the land.

Performance Measure: Adoption of a Water Element in the 2020 Master Plan.


Flood control; Nevada – Clark County; Nevada – Las Vegas; Water conservation; Water consumption; Water efficiency; Water quality; Water-supply


Desert Ecology | Natural Resources and Conservation | Water Resource Management