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Information on Grenada Lake


Grenada Lake was constructed to help control flooding along the Yazoo River Basin. The dam is located on the Yalobusha River approximately 3 miles northeast of Grenada, MS. The operation of Grenada Lake began in 1954 after a cost of $32 million dollars to construct.

The elevation of the top of the earthen-filled dam is 256 feet NGVD. The Grenada Project encompasses 90,427 acres with 35,000 acres of this in water during the recreation season (215 NGVD). At this elevation the lake has approximately 148 miles of shoreline. Flood control is the primary purpose of the Grenada Lake Project. The Mississippi River Basin Flood Control Project was the direct result of the Great Flood of 1927. The levees which were the only protection against flooding at the time, broke along the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers, literally swamping thousands of acres of land in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Even though the Corps of Engineers main objective is flood control, Federal Legislation calls for other activities on Corps of Engineers Lands. Since its impoundment, Grenada Lake has attracted an ever-increasing number of visitors who enjoy water-based recreation. Grenada Lake is the one of four flood control lakes in North Mississippi constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Latest Press Release:
Press Release from MDWFP
On Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes, crappiei now have a new bag limit of 20 per person and crappie must be over 12 inches long on all four lakes in order to keep them. Each angler can use up to five poles, except on Grenada it is three poles. The bag limit for crappie is 20 on the spillways of all four lakes but there is no length limit on the spillways.

Effective date is August 6, 2007.

Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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