Several boat ramps at The Rez closing due to drought conditions

FILE PHOTO: Barnett Reservoir

(WJTV) — Several boat ramps at The Rez are closed due to drought conditions.

Officials said they would close several ramps deemed unusable due to drought-related low water conditions on the 33,000-acre lake near Jackson.

Closed are the popular ramps at

  • Fannin Landing in Rankin County
  • Brown’s Landing in Madison County

Other closures include five subdivision ramps

  • Glen Cove
  • Twin Harbors
  • Trace View
  • Turtle Creek
  • Timberlake Campground

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District begins closing landings when the water at the end of the concrete ramp or access channels or basins falls below three feet.

It is recommended that boaters use the three deepest ramps at the lake — Goshen Springs Landing next to Tommy’s Trading Post on Highway 43, or Madison County and Rankin County Landings on the lower lake. All have at least five feet of water on the ramps. Only the Goshen Springs Landing has floating courtesy piers, providing the safest and easiest launch conditions.

“Also, when boating, be aware that with the lower levels more obstacles have been brought to or just below the surface,” said John Sigman, PRVWSD’s general manager. “It is best to stay in marked channels at all times while running.”

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