- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Ross Barnett Reservoir engineers say in the 50 years since the lake was built, the upper Pearl River channel has changed its course.

In the spring, workers will move navigational aids to steer boaters into deeper water.

Reservoir chief engineer Greg Burgess tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1k5r4d3 ) that buoys will be placed at spots where the channel is now.

The area is a stretch that hugs the Rankin County side of the river and is estimated to be three miles north of the Mississippi Highway 43 bridge.


The channel had been marked in the past with pilings.

Burgess says buoys are more desirable because they involve less labor to put into place and move, if needed. The buoys will include lights for night or low light navigation.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com