Posts Tagged ‘Ross Barnett Reservoir’

Six-year-old leak in Ross Barnett dam finally getting repaired

RIDGELAND — Workers are starting to repair a leak that officials have been monitoring for the past six years in the dam of the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, which oversees the reservoir, is now in a financial position to do the $600,000 repair […] [...]

FWS wants new national wildlife refuge on Ross Barnett

JACKSON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new national wildlife refuge at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it would include up to 5,000 acres between the reservoir and Lakeland Drive. The Mississippi Department of Transportation owns more than half the land but would give it to Fish and […] [...]

WOODS: Keeping the boat business afloat

by Published: April 8,2012

Tags: boating, John Woods, Ross Barnett Reservoir

Boating is huge national pastime. It’s a huge deal in Mississippi, too. If you doubt that, then take a leisurely cruise across the Ross Barnett Reservoir Dam on a cool, spring or early summer day and checkout the watercraft traffic on the “Rez”. Take a quick exit to one of the big I-55 north lakes […] [...]

Milner granted certification

Derick Milner, graduate engineer with Neel-Schaffer’s Environmental Science Group, has been granted status as a certified professional in erosion and sediment control by EnviroCert International, a certification body for professionals in the erosion, sediment control and storm water quality industries. Prior to recently joining Neel-Schaffer, Milner was an environmental engineer for the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

‘Rapids’ property up for auction this week

A foreclosure auction Tuesday on the steps of the Rankin County Courthouse will decide the future of the 25 acres that once made up the Rapids on the Reservoir water park and later set off a controversy when a developer wanted to build several hundred apartments on the land. The winning bidder will be gaining […] [...]

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