A watershed is the area of land that drains into a river or lake. Everyone lives in a watershed. Most all of the watersheds in Boone County drain into the Missouri River, which is part of Missouri's largest watershed.
Hinkson drains roughly 88.5 square miles of land, all in Boone County.
Hinkson Creek itself is 26 miles long, originating east of Hallsville
and traveling southwest through the city to join Perche Creek in southwest Columbia. Several
large tributaries spill into Hinkson Creek within the Columbia area. Grindstone
Creek and Hominy Branch originate from the east, Flat Branch and County
House Branch drain the interior of Columbia, and Meredith Branch and Mill
Creek drain the western portion of Columbia. (The
maps below will expand when touched by the cursor.)
and East Columbia
and Southwest Columbia
an interactive mapping tool that allows you to view aerial photos, topographic
maps, floodplains, and many more features, click here. (This will direct you to the Center for Applied
Research and Environmental Systems website, select 'Columbia' from the
list to get you started.)
a map of the sub watersheds of the Hinkson, click here.
map of the hotspot area of concentration for our cost-share program, click here.