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New fishing regs on Barnett Reservoir

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 7/22/2015 8:14:00 AM

New fishing regulations on Ross Barnett Reservoir are now in effect, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The use of sport fishing trotlines, throw lines, set hooks, limb lines, free floating fishing devices

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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Experts caution swimming in lakes, rivers during hot weather

MS News Now

Date: 7/13/2015 9:49:00 AM

"I'd never heard of it," Jackson resident Tassie Johnson said. Most of the people we talked to at the Ross Barnett Reservoir hadn't, either. It's only found in freshwater lakes, rivers, creeks and sometimes untreated pools. Swallowing the contaminated

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Experts caution swimming in lakes, rivers during hot weather

WLOX 13

Date: 7/13/2015 9:23:00 AM

"I'd never heard of it," Jackson resident Tassie Johnson said. Most of the people we talked to at the Ross Barnett Reservoir hadn't, either. It's only found in freshwater lakes, rivers, creeks and sometimes untreated pools. Swallowing the contaminated

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Experts caution swimming in lakes, rivers during hot weather

Fox 8 WVUE-TV

Date: 7/12/2015 10:51:00 PM

"I'd never heard of it," Jackson resident Tassie Johnson said. Most of the people we talked to at the Ross Barnett Reservoir hadn't, either. It's only found in freshwater lakes, rivers, creeks and sometimes untreated pools. Swallowing the contaminated

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• Surface Area: 33,000 Acres
The Ross Barnett Reservoir is an impoundment of the Pearl River located in Mississippi. The lake serves as the state's largest drinking water resource, and is managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. The western shore of the lake is bounded by the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The lake was named for Ross R. Barnett, the 52nd Governor of Mississippi. Construction of the lake, under the direction of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, began in 1960 and was completed in 1963. The main purpose of the project was to create a permanent water source for city of Jackson. The reservoir is currently managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Each year over two million people visit the Ross Barnett Reservoir and enjoy outdoor recreation. Popular activities include boating, fishing, water-skiing, and camping. There are 16 parks, five campgrounds, 22 boat launches, and six trails located along the lake.
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