The Wisconsin Department of Natural resources authorized the city of Clintonville to drain Pigeon Lake in order to repair the Pigeon River Dam. The approval includes several stipulations, such as the drawdown must be completed by Oct. 1st, and the city intends to start the drawdown Sept. 4, the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Another stipulation is the city cannot refill Pigeon Lake until after May 15, 2019.
There are also stipulations as to how many inches per day the lake can be drawn down and filled back up. The city has been in contact with the DNR regarding a plan to restock the fish after the water is replenished in Pigeon Lake.