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Cedar River Watershed District started in February 2020 a new, monthly e-newsletter that will be distributed the first full week of each month.

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CRWD Board of Managers


Every month, the CRWD Board of Managers meets at 6:00 PM on the third Wednesday at the CRWD-Mower SWCD office, 1408 21st Ave. N.W., in Austin. Meetings are open to the public.

The next meeting is Wed., Feb. 19.

Cedar River One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P)

Cedar-Wapsipinicon Comprehensive Water Management Plan

Responses to agency comments on plan

Minutes of Sept. 17, 2019, public hearing on draft plan



The Cedar Reader (monthly e-newsletter)

Media releases for CRWD and Mower SWCD

Facebook and Twitter pages for CRWD

Cedar River Watershed District

Formed in 2007, CRWD aims to reduce flooding and improve water quality within the district. This includes nearly 435 square miles of drainage basin, mostly fertile farmland, in parts of Mower, Dodge, Freeborn and Steele counties, all in Minnesota. Within the district is about 45 miles of the Cedar River, starting at the headwaters near Hayfield and flowing through the City of Austin down to the Iowa border.

CRWD's of Board of Managers meet every third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM at the CRWD office, 1408 21st Ave. N.W. in Austin. Meetings are open to the public. The board's seven members are appointed to terms by their respective county commissioners.

Next meeting: 6:00 PM on Wed., Dec. 18, 2019     AGENDA

Find Maps

Download maps of the Cedar River Watershed District.

Get Educated

Find out about educational opportunities with the CRWD.

Explore The River

Get out on the river and see the nature around.

Looking For A Permit?

Find the permit affiliated with the CRWD at the button to the right.