Residents around the Reservoir care about their drinking water source and are concerned about the high levels of sediment. The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District has plans to dredge the Rez and remove sediments, but a new program for volunteers has started to get them more involved in the process. A monthly monitoring program involves measuring and tracking the health of the water in the Rez and nearby creeks. Adopt-a-Stream Mississippi offers the Stream Steward program through the state Wildlife Federation.
If you want to read my story from the October 11 edition of the Suburban Digest, click this link: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20121011/NEWS/310110050/Volunteers-launch-water-quality-monitoring-effort
Here’s a short video of how stream stewards will monitor sediment levels in the Reservoir.