DNR to rule on lake level
LAKE GENEVA--What takes top priority: anglers’ concerns over adequate flow and healthy fish in the White River or an adequate water level in Geneva Lake to support recreation and the local economy?
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to determine the issue Nov. 7. That’s when a trio of DNR biologists will submit a study of fish habitats along with river and lake levels. The biologists will make recommendations the department expects to adopt, said Michelle Hase, the DNR engineer in charge of the matter.
“We received a complaint in July that the river was drying up and it was resulting in fish kill,” Hase said. “Based on a similar complaint in 1977 and another one in 1994, a flow of two cubic feet per second in the river was determined. That’s what we asked the Geneva Lake Level Corporation to provide.”
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