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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Verbatim Release: Pearl River Cresting

Jackson Free Press

Date: 1/4/2019 2:17:00 PM

Town Creek will experience water at the bank level, but it is not expected to cause flooding. Please see the below press release from the Ross Barnett Reservoir for more information. Reservoir Officia

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Pearl River expected to crest on Tuesday


Date: 1/4/2019 4:18:00 AM

The river will crest after the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District increased its estimates of river flow into and out of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Leaders plan to keep matching the outflows to

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More rain brings increased risk of flooding

WAPT Jackson on

Date: 1/2/2019 12:48:00 PM

Operators at the Ross Barnett Reservoir have increased the outflow at the spillway in an effort to keep the large amount of rainwater that has now reached the ground from reaching into homes and busin

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Fishermen must have trash container at Reservoir


Date: 1/1/2019 3:14:00 AM

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District is working to stop litter along the banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Their new law went into effect on January 1, 2019. Officials issued a press releas

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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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