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Safety on the Rez


Date: 7/3/2015 9:33:00 PM

The Ross Barnett Reservoir will no doubt be a popular place this 4th of July weekend, as long as the rain and thunder stay away. Thousands of people could pack into the water and the officers will be on the lookout. They will not only be searching for

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Bream move back on beds

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 7/1/2015 6:36:00 PM

Coinciding with a full moon, anglers at Ross Barnett Reservoir are reporting bream have moved back on the beds as they resume spawning. Look for water near pads about 4 feet deep with a hard or sandy substrate. Dunking crickets under a cork is the surefire

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Rebel Monuments in Jackson and Mississippi

Jackson Free Press

Date: 7/1/2015 1:48:00 PM

Forrest, a Confederate general in the American Civil War and a leader of the original Ku Klux Klan. Ross Barnett Reservoir is named for the segregationist governor who worked to block black-freedom activities, including the enrollment of James Meredith at

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What’s Working: The Ross Barnett Reservoir


Date: 6/25/2015 8:37:00 AM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Looking a for great place to watch the fireworks this Summer

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Offshore ledges best bet for Barnett bass

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 6/24/2015 6:30:00 PM

Warmer temperatures are taking their toll on bass fishing at Ross Barnett Reservoir and limiting opportunity. The morning pad bite upriver and in Pelahatchie Bay is good, but it’s short and sweet. Not long after sunrise the activity slows. Some feel 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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