Ross Barnett Reservoir
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
Lakeshore Park is located on the southeastern shore of the Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County. The property is maintained by PRVWSD as a swimming, boating, and picnic area. Access is from Northshore Parkway, about 1/2 mile north of Spillway Road. The sampling site is adjacent to a designated swimming area with sand bottom and narrow beach with a wooden pier. The site is heavily used in the summer months. Canada Geese and Mallards are numerous in the park, encouraged by feeding. The surrounding grass is kept mowed, allowing rapid runoff after rain events.
- Group: Mississippi State University : Mississippi Water Stewards
- Site ID: LP
- Lat: 32.3917396
- Lng: -90.0398684
- Waterbody Type: Lake
- Timezone: America/Chicago
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There was a significant amount of geese feces at the waters edge and the geese have been in the water.
There was a significant amount of geese droppings in the park which will temporarily raise the bacterial level after the rain on July 2.
SW wind causing wave action affecting DO2 and Turbidity.
There was a flock of ducks in addition to the geese in the swimming area. This would have led to the high ecoli count.
Numerous geese present.
50+ Canada Geese in area, many in water near sample site. Recent light rain but no significant runoff evidence.
Light rainfall within 24 hours. Numerous ducks and geese present.
Recent rainfall, runoff evident, Canada Geese present in abundance
Sample taken after heavy rainfall, with active runoff entering sampling area. Numerous Canada Geese in area.
Hot, still day with full sun. Rain within last 24 hours. High geese population. Many swimmers.