Brandon, Mississippi, United States
Site is on upstream edge of sandbar on right downstream bank of Pearl River located 0.25 miles south of the Lake Hico water intake tower on River. Site is upstream of confluence with Purple Creek. Access is from the east end of Westbrook Road. Westbrook Road ends at the open gate to the Westbrook family compound. Drive thru the open gate on the gravel road and continue straight. Gravel track will change to dirt track at 0.10 mile from gate where the gravel drive to the Westbrook family compound veers to left – continue straight. Park on side of track at bar gate located on
right side that leads to the Lake Hico water intake structure on the Pearl River. The trail or path to the sandbar begins here. Walk down the open access track to the Lake Hico intake structure. Continue straight past intake along trails thru the woods along and near the upper bank of the Pearl River. The distance is 0.4 miles from the parking site to the sandbar. Sample the river at the upstream edge of the sandbar. The Pearl River bank at the end of Westbrook Road is high and steep. If walking to the sandbar site is not desirable, alternative sampling sites are along the river downstream from the Lake Hico water intake structure, although the very steep river bank is ~ 15 – 25 feet in height in these areas. Jack Westbrook owns the property where parking is located and down the trails thru woodlands to the sandbar. Louise York lives nearby. The driveway to Ms. York’s house is the last gravel drive to the right just before the Westbrook gate. Ms. York contacted Mr. Westbrook about the desire of RiverKeepers to monitor the Pearl River at this location, and Mr. Westbrook approved.
- Group: Mississippi State University : Mississippi Water Stewards
- Lat: 32.3650645
- Lng: -90.1007438
- Waterbody Type: River
- Timezone: America/Chicago