CRWD technicians Larry Callahan (left) and James Fett collect a water sample from the Cedar River in 2017 east of Blooming Prairie.

Big year of water monitoring underway in Cedar

CRWD, MPCA programs to gauge whether stream quality improving in watershed

Thursday, May 9, 2019 — After more than an inch of rain fell locally, the Cedar River Watershed District staff headed out today for its second round this year of water-quality monitoring.

Susan Olson, CRWD Board of Managers member
Larry Callahan, a CRWD technician, gathers data during the district’s first water-sampling round of 2019 in early April. This site on the Cedar River is in the southwest corner of Dodge County.
A Secchi tube measuring the water clarity of a stream is held up with water from Ramsey Creek (seen in background) in Lansing Township, north of Austin.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.