The City of Lubbock has recognized the need to provide guidance for development throughout the City in order to help reduce the risk of flooding. The Drainage Criteria Manual (DCM) and Master Drainage Plan (MDP) were originally developed in 1997 in order to establish development guidelines and to help provide overviews of drainage patterns and establish water surface elevations of area lakes. The MDP was updated in 2010 to account for newly developing areas. The Playa Lake Development Policy outlines the procedures for development/acceptance of playa lake areas as stormwater detention basins or parks.