No one is gonna argue the lake needs more vegetation.
But, water quality was great in 2016 best I've ever seen. Weed Growth was good as well. The lake looked healthy. No one has an explanation for the lack of algae blooms and clear water in 2016 except the levels were good and we had steady rain.
Personally Im concerned on the lack of carp removal the last 2 years. I think the last 2 years the lake was on a rebound due to the agressive carp removal in 2012, 2013 and 2014. But with no carp being pulled out the last 2 years it could go down fast.
Im not convinced on the draw down. I think the lake's vegetation is most dictated by how much carp is in the mud pool.