Grant Announced for Hinkson Creek

5 years 11 months 1 day ago February 17, 2011 Feb 17, 2011 Thursday, February 17 2011 Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:25:31 AM CST in Continuous News
Source: Governor's Office

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A $713,266 grant announced today by Gov. Jay Nixon and Department of Natural Resources Director Sara Parker Pauley will help improve water quality in Hinkson Creek. The grant to the Boone County Public Works will be used to help reduce storm water runoff that affects the creek, which runs through Columbia.

The Governor and Director Pauley were joined by Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid at today's announcement at the Grindstone Public Recreation Area.

"The water quality of Hinkson Creek, and how to address it, has been the topic of much discussion in recent years," Gov. Nixon said. "Hinkson Creek is a valuable environmental and recreational resource for this area. This grant will fund the important first steps in addressing this issue."

The Hinkson Creek project is one of three grant projects announced today by the Governor; the other grants will assist projects at Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Department of Natural Resources, is providing funding for the projects under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The grants are used to reduce stormwater runoff pollution, sometimes referred to as non-point source pollution. The department's Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds.

"Water quality issues caused by stormwater are common in urban waterways not only in Missouri, but throughout the country," Director Pauley said. "Techniques used in this project will be watched by communities nationwide in an effort to determine their effectiveness."

The Boone County Public Works will use the grant of $713,266 for the Hinkson Creek Urban Retrofit Project, which will study and quantify ways to reduce the volume of stormwater in the watershed. The Boone County Public Works will use this information to improve stormwater management and engineering site designs and to assist in developing studies that determine maximum daily loads for the urban watershed.

The goal of the project is to reduce flooding and improve the water quality and health of aquatic life in the creek by implementing monitoring and retrofit activities identified in the Hinkson Creek Watershed Management Plan.
Among the steps that will be taken under the Hinkson Creek project include:

-A 10-acre site owned by the city of Columbia that contains the Grissum Building and which currently does not treat stormwater runoff will be retrofitted with at least six stormwater best management practices, including bio-retention or bio-swales, underground detention, and pervious pavement. Additionally, an actively eroding channel at the site will be stabilized by installing a 300-ft. long step-pool storm-conveyance system; and

-A residential subdivision in the Hinkson Creek watershed will be retrofitted with rain gardens and rain barrels, tree plantings, flow-dissipation devices, and community stormwater treatment features over the next three years.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – Washington D.C. isn’t the only city subject to cyber attacks. Mid-Missouri's power lines are at risk- but not... More >>
48 minutes ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:26:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Members of Decoding Dyslexia Missouri met at the State Capitol on Wednesday for the second annual Decoding... More >>
54 minutes ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:20:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Breaking political tradition, Gov. Eric Greitens did not present a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year... More >>
1 hour ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:10:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA- Officers responded to a robbery Wednesday morning at First State Community Bank on Golden Bear Drive. An initial... More >>
2 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:33:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — There's new life for a plan to have St. Louis taxpayers help fund a new downtown... More >>
2 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:20:06 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's death was overturned after spending nearly a... More >>
3 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:03:08 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man will serve three years in federal prison without parole for pointing a... More >>
4 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:21:09 AM CST in News
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a teenager and his mother are under arrest in the death of a Missouri... More >>
5 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:49:00 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl. Two masked... More >>
6 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:07:00 AM CST in News
ROLLA (AP) — Authorities in south-central Missouri are investigating after a woman's body was found in a ditch along a... More >>
6 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:57:00 AM CST in News
INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Authorities are investigating a homicide in the Kansas City suburb of Independence. KMBC-TV reports that... More >>
6 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:54:00 AM CST in News
VANDALIA-The city of Vandalia is declaring a boil advisory until Thursday at 3 a.m. The city’s water pressure dropped... More >>
6 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:43:00 AM CST in News
LIBERTY (AP) — The former campus president of a Kansas City trade school says he was fired for letting a... More >>
6 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:31:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Moody's Corporation has agreed to a settlement following a conduct investigation by the U.S. Dept. of Justice,... More >>
7 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:11:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The advisory board for Columbia Water and Light is set to meet Wednesday morning to discuss its goals... More >>
8 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:24:00 AM CST in News
EUGENE (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has died after a farm tractor overturned in mid-Missouri. The Missouri... More >>
9 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:07:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A contentious right-to-work bill to ban mandatory union fees is set to be debated by the... More >>
9 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:40:00 AM CST in News
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:20 a.m.... More >>
10 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:14:00 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 50°
5pm 47°
6pm 45°
7pm 44°
8pm 42°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

4:00p
Jeopardy!
4:30p
Jeopardy!
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
4:00p
Cops Reloaded
4:30p
The Cleveland Show
5:00p
American Dad!

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Blindspot
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9:00p
Chicago P.D.
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Frequency
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld