River-level information for the Cedar River State Water Trail now is available online by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Read more about the data here. Officially launched in 2012, the Cedar River State Water Trail runs for 25 river miles from Mower County 2 near Lansing through Austin to the Minnesota-Iowa border. Cedar River Watershed District led the effort in 2011 to get the Cedar River designated by the state Legislature as a DNR state water trail. For more, check out the DNR website devoted to the Cedar River State Water Trail.

Learn about CRWD's 5-year plan to improve water quality

Nearly $8 million in projects are planned on the Cedar River and Dobbins Creek in conjunction with The Hormel Foundation/Austin Vision 2020, which are providing a $3.2 million grant. For more, read the project's pamphlet.


Available online here or hard copies for pickup at the CRWD/Mower SWCD office, 1408 21st Ave. N.W., in Austin.


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CRWD's next monthly board meeting will be:

Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:00 PM
Mower SWCD/CRWD Office
1408 21st Ave NW, Austin, MN

Meeting agenda

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September column

Here's the monthly column by the CRWD/Mower SWCD director Justin Hanson.

YouTube video channel launched

Check out the new CRWD/Mower SWCD channel offering informative videos as well as soothing clips of local water features.



Project levy

Learn about CRWD's plan to fund up to 12% of its $8.4 million, 5-year Capital Improvement Project for water quality and flood reduction. The CRWD Board of Managers approved the project levy Aug. 17 following a public hearing.

Media release on CRWD's approved levy

Project levy summary document

Levy assessment summary document with estimated tax increases