ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR NR JACKSON

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Ross Barnett Reservoir is a man-made lake located in central Mississippi near Jackson. The reservoir was created in 1965 by the Ross Barnett Dam on the Pearl River. The hydrology of the reservoir is dependent on the Pearl River watershed and receives water from streams, rivers, and rainfall. The surface flow comes from the reservoir's tributaries, while the snowpack providers are the areas north of the reservoir. The reservoir has been a crucial source of water supply for the surrounding communities, along with serving as a recreational area for fishing, boating, camping, and nature watching. Ross Barnett Reservoir also provides a source of irrigation for the local agricultural industry.

May 22, 2024

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Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 295 ft
2020-01-30
Maximum 298.63 ft
2022-08-28
Average 297 ft
Dam_Height 64
Hydraulic_Height 56
Drainage_Area 3050
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 540000
Structural_Height 65
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 33000
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial)
River_Or_Stream PEARL RIVER
Dam_Length 18400
Nid_Height 65

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Cubic Feet Per Second

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