To reduce stream flows as well as protect and improve water quality in the Cedar River Watershed.

Formed in 2007, CRWD is focused on improving water quality and reducing flooding within the Cedar River Watershed in Mower, Dodge, Freeborn and Steele counties, all within the State of Minnesota. The watershed district covers 45 miles of the river's course and has a 434.7-square-mile drainage basin of mostly fertile farmland.

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.

Adopt-A-River set for record volunteer year on Cedar

Few cleanup routes still available on Cedar River and local creeks under CRWD-led initiative improve waterways. Read the media release for more details on the initiative.


CRWD art show

First art gallery highlighting the Cedar River Watershed runs from May 20 to July 9 at Austin ArtWorks Center. Read the event details.


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:

Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 PM
Mower SWCD/CRWD Office
1408 21st Ave NW, Austin, MN

June meeting's agenda

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April column

Here's the monthly column by the CRWD/Mower SWCD highlighting ways the public can support our waterways.

YouTube video channel launched

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