This could have been a GREAT view! Take note of the muddy water, low lake levels and overgrown banks.
Every effort was made to establish grass on the dam and lake shore. Without topsoil, all you are going to get is weeds and the weeds and brush will take over if you can't mow the area.
This was a great location for a lake. Improper construction practices ruined the dream. There was no band-aid to fix this.
The old lake is drained and the process starts over.
It is always cheaper to do it right the first time!
The dam is repaired and the proper slopes are established.
Topsoil is added to the dam.
Without topsoil, there will always be erosion problems and your lake will always look unsightly.
The banks are reshaped for a more aesthetic appearance. Topsoil is moved into place on the banks.
The topsoil from the original excavation is long gone, mixed in with the dirt that was used to construct the dam. That resource was squandered. The new top soil donor area is the square area to the lower right of this aerial view.