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3 on Your Side Investigates: Leash Laws

MS News Now

Date: 8/23/2016 10:29:00 PM

John Helmers moved to the Ross Barnett Reservoir this month. He learned from us that leash laws near the Rez are among the most lax in the metro. "It's nice having little places like this where I can come off, let 'em run off leash and do whatever they

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Who’s the bigger scam artist: the fake charity fund raiser, or politicians who opt to do nothing to prevent major flooding?

Date: 8/21/2016 10:49:00 PM

Like the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi, the project was not designed as a flood control reservoir. But taken together, projects could have mitigated hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. A 1986 LSU study estimated that had the Darlington

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Ross Barnett Reservoir, Mississippi, USA

Date: 8/19/2016 7:35:39 PM

Ross Barnett Reservoir, known locally as The Rez, has found its way into the hearts of the Capital River region of Mississippi. The 33,000-acre reservoir was formed in 1965 when the Pearl River was dammed to create a water supply for the City of Jackson

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Pace, Ponds share summer heat bass strategies

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 8/19/2016 10:12:00 AM

Central Mississippi has experienced day after day of isolated thunderstorms and after they happen, Pace targets cool runoff in creeks, sloughs and cuts such as those found upriver at Ross Barnett Reservoir. "It's like when you get in your truck and the

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Car into Ross Barnett Reservoir

MS News Now

Date: 8/13/2016 3:02:00 PM

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - We have this breaking news from the Ross Barnett Reservoir: A car has run off Spillway Road and into the water. We're told two people were in the car, but they managed to get out unharmed. It happened near the control tower, not

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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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