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Boat safety tips for Memorial Day

WJTV

Date: 5/28/2016 6:07:00 PM

Ross Barnett Reservoir Police spends their summer days patrolling 33,000 acres of water and keeping watch over hundreds of boats. Officer Isaac Morris has been patrolling the ‘Rez’ for six years now. He says the most common violation he sees is

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Bigger bass good for anglers, economy

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 5/27/2016 11:50:00 AM

An injection of new genes into the bass population at Ross Barnett Reservoir combined with a new regulation is not only good for bass anglers, it's good for business. On Tuesday morning, anglers met Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries

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Researchers find higher than expected carbon emissions from inland waterways

Domain-b

Date: 5/26/2016 4:06:00 AM

Solar-powered device takes measurements over Mississippi's Ross Barnett Reservoir. / Credit: Washington State University Their study, published today in Environmental Research Letters, has implications for the global carbon budget and suggests that

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Discovered Higher Than Expected Carbon Emissions From Inland Waterways

Eurasia Review

Date: 5/25/2016 9:21:00 PM

In the study, the WSU team took a yearlong series of continuous measurements of carbon dioxide emissions, gathering data from atmospheric instruments on a platform over the water in Mississippi’s Ross Barnett Reservoir. The researchers used a

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Barnett fishing still going strong

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 5/25/2016 10:23:00 AM

Crappie and bass spawns are over, but the bites keep coming at Ross Barnett Reservoir. Bass on the main lake are relating to several different features. Shallow fish are holding in and near vegetation in Pelahatchie Bay and the Rankin County side of the

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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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