Ramps are open at Barnett Reservoir

FILE PHOTO: Barnett Reservoir

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Barnett Reservoir officials announce,10 ramps closed due to low water levels in relation to the months-long drought, have now reopened.

In addition, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District officials announced that only one ramp remains closed. That is the one lane at Rankin County Landing that is scheduled for repair.

The problem was spotted while another ramp at the landing was being fixed during the low water conditions.

Other ramps at the Rankin Landing are open.

The ramp on the Madison County side of the spillway is also open.

The Barnett Reservoir stood at 296.04 feet above sea level as of 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2015. It has risen nearly a foot over the last week.

The lake remains nearly 18 inches below the target level of 297.5 feet.

Users are advised to use caution when boating on the 33,000-acre lake.

The following is a complete list of reopened ramps:

Fannin Landing

Glen Cove

Bay Park

Harbor View

Twin Harbor

Brown’s Landing

Goshen Springs Campground

Lake Harbor Road

Harbor Lane

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