County offers solution to Hinkson Creek trash pile up

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COLUMBIA - The Boone County Public Works Department provided more insight Monday on what will be done to clean Hinkson Creek at Jay Dix Station. 

A large tree fell into the creek a couple weeks ago during a storm. 

The tree then created a dam effect where the creek's current stopped and piles of trash collected on the creek's surface.

The director of Facilities Maintenance, Doug Coley, said, "We are in the process of developing a strategy of removing the trees and debris at the same time. This way we will not have to worry about the trash and debris moving downstream once the large tree is removed."

He said, with the heavy rainfall recently, the water was able to rise high enough to pick up the trash and take it down to where the fallen tree is located.

The date of the cleanup process is to be determined.