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Marco’s hopes it has recipe for growth

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 4/18/2014 6:25:00 PM

That’s why Marco’s’ delivery range is confined to areas around the store between the Ross Barnett Reservoir and the Castlewoods community in Brandon, but Pitts hopes more store openings will create a larger delivery area. It also helps in terms of

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Case Files: Could the Easter flood of 1979 happen again?


Date: 4/17/2014 8:38:00 PM

The Ross Barnett Reservoir is normally held at about 297.5 feet above sea level. It's dam will only hold water below 300 feet above sea level. There is an emergency spillway that automatically breaks when 300 feet above sea level happens. It came very

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Rez park traffic control fees start May 3

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 4/16/2014 10:20:00 AM

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District will re-start traffic control fee collection at its three Ross Barnett Reservoir public parks May 3, upping the cost to $5 per vehicle from $3, where it had been for a few years. Collections cease through the

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Rains Highlight Need for Sewer Fixes, Flood Reduction

Jackson Free Press

Date: 4/16/2014 12:47:00 AM

In the meantime, a flood-control plan remains in development. After a number of false starts that included a plan to construct dual lakes just south of the Ross Barnett Reservoir, the Levee Board, municipalities adjacent to the river and the nonprofit

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Floodwaters Bring in Trash Along River Banks


Date: 4/15/2014 5:27:00 PM

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - "The flooding is washing all the debris off of the woodlands and farmlands." George Roach fishes at the Ross Barnett reservoir, he says he's noticed trash piling up throughout the area because of recent flooding. "Just going to bring

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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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