Grant Announced for Hinkson Creek

7 years 8 months 2 days ago Thursday, February 17 2011 Feb 17, 2011 Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:25:31 AM CST February 17, 2011 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 - One person was killed in a crash late Saturday night off Blackfoot Road and Parkside Drive, police said.... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, October 21 2018 Oct 21, 2018 Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:47:00 AM CDT October 21, 2018 in News
HERMANN - One person was killed and several people were injured in a crash involving a trolley, according to the... More >>
3 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:57:00 PM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the US is pulling out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Nineteen members of Missouri Task Force One returned to Boone County Fire Protection District headquarters Saturday morning after... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:16:00 PM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A man has been criminally charged days after a woman's body was found near Fellows Lake at... More >>
13 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:58:08 PM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman who killed her live-in boyfriend with a crowbar in 2017 has been sentenced to... More >>
13 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:48:36 PM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A restored St. Louis prairie of native grasses and flowers is in bloom, but the nature... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, October 20 2018 Oct 20, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:50:24 AM CDT October 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke about health care in Columbia on Friday at Laborers Local 955, as part of... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 7:35:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - After realizing the underrepresentation of Hispanic business owners in mid-Missouri, three Hispanic professionals established a group of 12... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 5:49:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - This is the last week of the regular season and it's a cold one. Our game of... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 5:20:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in Friday Night Fever
COLUMBIA - Two Midwest companies issued separate food recalls this week for bacterial contamination concerns. Hy-Vee said its supplier,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 4:53:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
CAMDEN (AP) — Toxicology tests show that a boater was drunk when he slammed into a bluff at Missouri's Lake... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 3:41:35 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Legion of Black Collegians and the FourFront Marginalized Student Council held a solidarity walk Friday to show... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 3:39:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), along with multiple medical associations, reaffirmed their opposition to the three... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 2:50:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - For the fourth consecutive year, Project Homeless Connect provided services Friday for people who are experiencing homelessness... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 2:39:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 12:10:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Police want the public's help finding a man who allegedly ran from a traffic stop after hurting... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 11:42:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Two MU residence halls and an atrium were officially dedicated on Friday honoring three former MU students. Lucile... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 10:09:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 34°
4am 34°
5am 33°
6am 32°
7am 31°