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DNR reports on Big Eau Plaine fish kill

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MOSINEE, Wisc (WSAU) The DNR says this year's fish kill on the Big Eau Plaine reservoir is not as bad as expected. Still, the fish population is down dramatically this year.

The DNR has completed an electro-survey. It's where an electrical current is sent into the water that temporarily stuns the fish so they can be counted. This year's Walleye count per hour was 35, down from 144 a year ago.

Based on a more serious fish-kill in 2009, the DNR says the fish population will recover. Volunteers are also working to re-stock the area over the next three years.

The DNR report also says the new aerator is working properly.

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