Any new outlet structure should be kept at the same level of the current dam but significantly widened to allow more water to flow out of the lake quickly after a heavy rain event. This would eliminate any flooding problems, yet at the same time keeping the lake deep enough to allow for a successful fishery. If the water level is kept at the bottom of the V in the dam or lower, you will see so much emergent vegetation growth that the lake will become almost unusable and frequent winterkills of any gamefish stocked.
Here is another photo taken at the same time as the photo in my earlier post. This was May 28, 2007. This is the inlet on the west side of the lake. As you can see, no flooding. However, the culvert going under the road should be replaced with a wider tube or concrete structure to allow a larger volume of water to flow during a heavy rain event.