Cedar River State Water Trail at the Ramsey Dam in January 2016 on Austin’s northern limits. Citizens are being sought for accepting free salt-testing kits to use this winter in monitoring chloride levels in local waterways through the nationwide Winter Salt Watch initiative.

Free salt-testing kits offered to public

Mower SWCD, CRWD encourage citizens to help water project

Austin’s Second Ave NE bridge over the Cedar River State Water Trail in 2017.
Winter Salt Watch considers ideal testing sites to be on a river or stream downstream from a road or bridge like this spot on the Cedar River State Water Trail near Austin’s Roosevelt Bridge (4th St SE).
Cedar River State Water Trail in winter 2018–2019 flowing downstream from the Mower County 28 bridge in Austin Township. Photo by Rena Langowski.
Cedar River at Austin Mill Pond the morning of Nov. 11, 2020.

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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