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Buccaneer's wave pool to open tomorrow since detroyed by Katrina

WAVELAND — The 460,000-gallon wave pool at Buccaneer State Park will be open tomorrow for the first time since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the water park in 2005. The Sun Herald reports Buccaneer Bay director Stu Rayburn rode out Hurricane Katrina at the park and was there during the difficult recovery process following the storm. Work on the $21 million ...

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Eight years after Katrina's destruction, Coast park reopens

WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the past seven years. The Sun ...

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State lakes being stocked with non-reproducing fish

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — If you’re fishing one of Mississippi’s 19 state-operated lakes this winter and you catch a crappie with a dark stripe running down its back, don’t worry. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s a relatively new breed of fish known as a “Magnolia crappie” that state conservation officials have been experimenting with for quite a while. The stocked ...

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Percy Quin lake to be drained for dam, spillway repairs

MCCOMB — Visitors to Percy Quin State Park will see a rare sight this fall — the bottom of the lake. Park manager Will Busby said the lake would be lowered an estimated six feet to 10 feet for repairs to the dam and spillway valve. Busby said the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks would take bids in ...

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State park closes due to budget cuts

YALOBUSHA COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says George P. Cossar State Park on Enid Reservoir will close Oct. 31, putting 11 people out of work. Agency spokesman Jim Walker said the closure is necessary because of a 20 percent cut in general funding — about $4.2 million. The agency also plans to transition from six ...

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