Ross Barnett Reservoir News

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, ...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

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...

7/4/2018 11:50:00 PM
WLBT
Fourth of July is our country's birthday and what better way to blow the candles out than hanging out at spots like Liberty Park in Madison, or the Ross Barnett Reservoir? But this year Reservoir Poli...

7/4/2018 9:04:00 PM
WVUE FOX 8 News
Fourth of July is our country's birthday and what better way to blow the candles out than hanging out at spots like Liberty Park in Madison, or the Ross Barnett Reservoir? But this year Reservoir Poli...

7/3/2018 9:10:00 PM
WLBT
People will be enjoying the holiday by swimming in places life the Ross Barnett Reservoir. But even on the water, people should be on the lookout for how shallow the depth is. "It's absolutely critical to check the depth of the water before you jump in ...

7/2/2018 5:26:00 AM
Louisiana Sportsman
For brush piles, Ashley said he has to Texas-rig his worm, but offshore cranking sites like the humps, ridges and points of Toledo Bend, Pickwick Lake or Ross Barnett Reservoir make dandy theaters for ...

7/1/2018 5:08:00 AM
WDAM-TV
The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation hosted its 4th of July celebration Saturday evening. The event took place at Smith-Wills stadium on Lakeland Drive. The event featured fireworks, ...

6/30/2018 9:11:00 PM
WLBT
The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation hosted its 4th of July celebration Saturday evening. The event took place at Smith-Wills stadium on Lakeland Drive. The event featured fireworks, live music and dance performances. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba ...

6/30/2018 9:11:00 PM
WAVE
The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation hosted its 4th of July celebration Saturday evening. The event took place at Smith-Wills stadium on Lakeland Drive. The event featured fireworks, ...

6/30/2018 9:11:00 PM
WAFB
The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation hosted its 4th of July celebration Saturday evening. The event took place at Smith-Wills stadium on Lakeland Drive. The event featured fireworks, ...

6/28/2018 10:11:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
He says officials found giant salvinia Wednesday in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The plant was scattered over a 5-acre (2-hectare) area. It forms thick surface ...

6/27/2018 8:06:00 AM
NOLA.com
Andrew Whitehurst, who directs the water program for the Gulf Restoration Network, a group that opposes the project, told the council that adding a second lake to the upper Pearl - the much larger Ross Barnett Reservoir is already there - could bring ...

6/24/2018 4:30:00 PM
The Advocate
Flow requirements set for the Ross Barnett Reservoir will apply to this project, the site says, and emergency gates have been added to the design of a proposed underwater dam that can be opened to all...

6/21/2018 3:38:00 PM
WLBT
A man who drowned at Ross Barnett Reservoir Sunday night left behind three children, ages 9-23. Forty-Six-year-old Charles Bogan's body was recovered from the reservoir Monday. "Drowned, that's the last thing anyone would expect to hear," said Kenneth ...

6/18/2018 7:49:00 AM
The Clarion-Ledger
Boater found dead at Ross Barnett Reservoir is identified Two men fell into the water on Sunday around 8 p.m., the Reservoir Police said. Check out this story on clarionledger.com: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2018/06/18/missing-boaters-body ...

6/18/2018 7:34:00 AM
WDAM-TV
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is being investigated as a drowning, but an autopsy is being ...

6/18/2018 7:20:00 AM
WDAM-TV
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is bei...

6/18/2018 7:20:00 AM
WDAM-TV
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is being investigated as a drowning, but an autopsy is being ...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
NewsWest 9
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is bei...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
Action News 5
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two man who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night. The other man was able to get to shore, but the victim ...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
KTRE
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is bei...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
WALB
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is bei...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
WAVE
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is bei...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
WLBT
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two men who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night. The other man was able to get to shore safely, but the ...

6/17/2018 7:20:00 PM
WLBT
A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. He has been identified as 46-year-old Charles Bogan of Jackson. According to the coroner, his death is being investigated as a drowning, but an autopsy is being ...

6/15/2018 7:27:00 PM
Daily Leader
The recreational center of the river is the Ross Barnett Reservoir between Madison and Rankin counties, a 33,000-acre manmade lake built in 1963 that is the state’s largest drinking water resource. The Ross Barnett Reservoir was pitched as a flood ...

6/8/2018 5:00:00 PM
WDAM-TV
Recently, an independent group, testing the water at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, found high levels of E. coli in the water where the Dragon Boat Regatta is supposed to take place this weekend. This wa...

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