The process has begun to clean up a central Wisconsin reservoir in the wake a massive fish kill. Senior level managers from Marathon County, the state departments of agriculture and natural resources and the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company met for the first time this week to begin drafting a plan for the Big Eau Pleine reservoir and its surrounding watershed.
The DNR's Scott Watson says getting everyone to the table was the first big challenge. Watson says a solution is possible but it will require buy-in from all parties.
A massive fish kill last winter prompted officials to take action. While there have been nearly two dozen fish kills since 1939, the one last winter was one of the largest, killing 70 to 80 percent of the fish population.