Ross Barnett Reservoir News

1/8/2019
Patsy Mercer
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 increased by…

1/4/2019 2:17:00 PM
Jackson Free Press
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...

1/4/2019 4:18:00 AM
WJTV
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 ...

1/2/2019 12:48:00 PM
WAPT Jackson on MSN.com
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...

1/1/2019 3:14:00 AM
WJTV
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...

12/19/2018 9:06:00 AM
WJTV
ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR (WJTV) - All pleasure and no upkeep makes Ross a dirty reservoir! Authorities responsible for the 33,000-acre reservoir are tired of the mess. As of January 1, all boaters and f...

12/5/2018 12:37:00 AM
WOOD-TV
Pic of the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson MS Here's another pic. showing how big the reservoir really is. It's 52 sq. miles of water - the city of Grand Rapids MI is approximately 45.3 square mil...

11/12/2018 4:04:00 PM
Daily Leader
One is 9 years old. The other is 2 months old. Busby, who is white and lives near the Ross Barnett Reservoir outside Jackson, said she voted for Hyde-Smith. “I stick to Republicans,” Busby said. “We w...

11/12/2018 9:17:00 AM
Mississippi Business Journal
One is 9 years old. The other is 2 months old. Busby, who is white and lives near the Ross Barnett Reservoir outside Jackson, said she voted for Hyde-Smith. “I stick to Republicans,” Busby said.

11/11/2018 5:16:00 PM
The Republic
One is 9 years old. The other is 2 months old. Busby, who is white and lives near the Ross Barnett Reservoir outside Jackson, said she voted for Hyde-Smith. “I stick to Republicans,” Busby said. “We w...

11/11/2018 3:44:00 PM
The Washington Times
One is 9 years old. The other is 2 months old. Busby, who is white and lives near the Ross Barnett Reservoir outside Jackson, said she voted for Hyde-Smith. “I stick to Republicans,” Busby said. “We w...

11/5/2018 4:48:00 AM
MSN
Shaggy's, which has restaurants in Biloxi, Gulfport and Pass Christian, continues to expand with the opening of its fifth location on Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon. Ribbon cuttings -- Capital Grou...

11/1/2018 8:31:00 AM
WTOK
80-year-old James P. Brantley of Madison died Wednesday morning at his house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Police Chief Perry Waggoner says Brantley was power ...

10/31/2018 8:25:00 PM
The Republic
Local news outlets report 80-year-old James P. Brantley of Madison died Wednesday morning at his house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Police Chief Perry Waggon...

10/31/2018 3:21:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
Local news outlets report 80-year-old James P. Brantley of Madison died Wednesday morning at his house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Police Chief Perry Waggon...

10/31/2018 3:11:00 PM
The Middletown Press
Local news outlets report 80-year-old James P. Brantley of Madison died Wednesday morning at his house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Police Chief Perry Waggon...

10/31/2018 1:45:00 PM
WAPT Jackson
A man pulled from the Ross Barnett Reservoir Wednesday died in what was apparently a tragic accident, reservoir police Chief Perry Waggoner said. The man was pressure washing his home in the Roses Blu...

10/26/2018 2:56:00 AM
djournal.com
Managers of the Ross Barnett Reservoir, near Jackson, last week took measures to close Pelahatchie Bay, one of the lake’s prime locations, to all boat traffic for six months while steps are taken to h...

10/19/2018 3:21:00 AM
WRAL
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

10/18/2018 5:04:00 PM
WAPT Jackson
A boating ban starts Friday in parts of the Ross Barnett Reservoir because of a giant Salvinia outbreak. Boating in the Pelahatchie Bay Area has been banned for six months. Experts say if this plant i...

10/18/2018 3:45:00 PM
The Republic
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

10/18/2018 3:34:00 PM
WAPT Jackson
A boating ban starts Friday in parts of the Ross Barnett Reservoir because of a giant Salvinia outbreak. Boating in the Pelahatchie Bay Area has been banned for six months. Experts say if this plant i...

10/18/2018 2:45:00 PM
WJTV
PELAHATCHIE BAY, Miss. (WJTV) - The pearl river valley water supply district declared a state of emergency on a portion of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The goal is to contain and destroy the giant salv...

10/18/2018 1:51:00 PM
Reading Eagle Company
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

10/18/2018 1:42:00 PM
KATC 3
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke ...

10/18/2018 1:20:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

10/3/2018 6:06:00 AM
New Orleans
By 1996, Jackson land owner and developer John McGowan, fueled by funds from his oil and gas company, proposed adding a lake encircled by commercial and housing developments below the Ross Barnett Res...

9/21/2018 9:30:00 AM
WJTV
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - The agency which oversees the operation of the Ross Barnett Reservoir unanimously reelected their Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 14 members, two from each o...

9/20/2018 6:56:00 PM
The Republic
The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Thursday that it had reopened the section of Mississippi 43 that crosses the Ross Barnett Reservoir from Madison County to Rankin County. Investigator...

9/20/2018 3:05:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Thursday that it had reopened the section of Mississippi 43 that crosses the Ross Barnett Reservoir from Madison County to Rankin County. Investigator...

9/20/2018 2:56:00 PM
Reading Eagle Company
The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Thursday that it had reopened the section of Mississippi 43 that crosses the Ross Barnett Reservoir from Madison County to Rankin County. Investigator...

9/12/2018 3:29:00 AM
WRAL
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

9/11/2018 9:53:00 AM
Mississippi Business Journal
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke ...

9/11/2018 9:02:00 AM
Reading Eagle Company
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic l...

9/4/2018 4:17:00 PM
Jackson Free Press
"The Pearl River doesn’t need another dam on its main stem. The Ross Barnett Reservoir and dam have disrupted the Pearl River for 53 years. The river needs restoration and not more damming," the netwo...

8/22/2018 9:26:00 AM
Jackson Free Press
Using historical gage data, which measure river height above a reference point, the draft EIS refutes the idea that the Ross Barnett Reservoir, which is upstream 10 miles of the Pearl to the project, ...

7/18/2018 5:47:00 PM
Miami Herald
Only customers who get water from the Ross Barnett Reservoir are affected. A minority of customers on Jackson's south side who get water from wells are not affected.

7/12/2018 8:36:00 AM
The Commercial Dispatch
If there is evidence, the legislature has made sure it will not be discovered. Metaphorically, they throw all the smoking guns into Ross Barnett Reservoir. So we'll probably never know for sure if Ree...

7/5/2018 7:40:00 PM
KFDA-TV
Litter and debris are causing some serious issues for those who love to fish along the spillway and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Driving along the spillway at the reservoir, you can't help but notice t...

7/5/2018 7:40:00 PM
WLBT
Litter and debris are causing some serious issues for those who love to fish along the spillway and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Driving along the spillway at the reservoir, you can't help but notice t...

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