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Ross Barnett Reservoir News

Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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With acid problems, Jackson renews drinking water warnings

Miami Herald

Date: 7/18/2018 5:47:00 PM

Only customers who get water from the Ross Barnett Reservoir are affected. A minority of customers on Jackson's south side who get water from wells are not affected

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Slimantics: 'Reeves Way' and the politics of patronage

The Commercial Dispatch

Date: 7/12/2018 8:36:00 AM

If there is evidence, the legislature has made sure it will not be discovered. Metaphorically, they throw all the smoking guns into Ross Barnett Reservoir. So we'll probably never know for sure if Ree

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Trash, litter piling up again along spillway and reservoir


Date: 7/5/2018 7:40:00 PM

Litter and debris are causing some serious issues for those who love to fish along the spillway and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Driving along the spillway at the reservoir, you can't help but notice t

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Play it safe on the Reservoir this 4th of July


Date: 7/4/2018 11:50:00 PM

Fourth of July is our country's birthday and what better way to blow the candles out than hanging out at spots like Liberty Park in Madison, or the Ross Barnett Reservoir? But this year Reservoir Poli

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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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