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DNR releases water clarity measurements ahead of sturgeon spearing season


OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Just days remain until the start of the 2013 sturgeon spearing season.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has taken water clarity measurements at several spots on the east side of Lake Winnebago.

On Monday, DNR staff members said water clarity overall is less than it has been in recent years.

Here are clarity observations at various points on the lake:

Fisherman’s Road        Clarity

1/2 mile from shore         6 feet

1 mile from shore            7 feet

2 miles from shore          8 feet  

Brothertown                 Clarity

1/2 mile from shore         0 feet

1 mile from shore            8 feet

2 miles from shore          7.5 feet  

Stockbridge                  Clarity

1 mile from shore             9.5 feet

2 miles from shore           9.5 feet