Aerial from 1920s showing Horace Austin State Park along the Cedar River in Austin. Work on the park was completed in the early 1920s after years of work to dredge and fill areas long known as swampland.

CRWD to lead walk through Austin Mill Pond’s past

Outreach coordinator Tim Ruzek to give tour Monday as part of History Happy Hour series at Hormel Historic Home

2014 construction of protective flood walls on North Main Street
CRWD outreach coordinator Tim Ruzek
Aerial photo showing Austin’s worst-known flooding in the Austin Mill Pond area in September 2004.
Flood wall at Austin Mill Pond during the September 2016 flooding.

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.

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