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Natchez Trace Century Ride is May 2

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 3/27/2015 9:07:00 AM

Spring will have sprung with warmer temperatures…the glimmering waters and abundant wildlife around the Ross Barnett Reservoir will awaken the spirit for the journey. Countryside stretches in Madison County and Pelahatchie steady the pedals for

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Youth Fishing Rodeo

Jackson Free Press

Date: 3/19/2015 10:07:00 PM

The fishing rodeo is open to youth, 15 years and under; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Turcotte Education Center is located on Hwy 43 South adjacent to Ross Barnett Reservoir. A limited amount of fishing gear will be available; however, participants

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Bass shallow, crappie deep

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 3/19/2015 3:37:00 AM

The bass bite is on at Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last week's Bassmaster Central Open produced daily weights over 20 pounds with one topping 26 pounds. Ridgeland competitor Gene Bishop found himself in the winner's seat by targeting lily pad stems in 2 feet

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Fishing results

The Advocate

Date: 3/18/2015 5:38:00 PM

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Saturday’s final top 12 in Boater and Nonboater divisions in the three-day Bassmaster Central Open held on Ross Barnett Reservoir with anglers, their hometowns, number of bass weighed (5-bass daily limit/Boater; 3-fish daily

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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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