Fireishot, thanks for your input as well. We are planning on using Purina Game fish chow at a rate of about one 50lb bag per month per feeder so yes this will be quite a bit of food.

Yes the dam has busted each time after heavy flooding. The last time the dam was built back in such a way that it will hopefully never fail again. There were multiple run around/secondary spillways dug out to avoid severe rising pool issues.

As far as the water quality I just have to think that the quality is ok, given that there are several lakes(4)upstream, all of which seem to produce healthy populations and there is even a state run DNR WMA only about 2 miles downstream that consistently produces quality fish as well. With that being said I will be sure to test the water frequently to see.

Thanks again.