Next DLC meeting will be March 16. Interlaken Townhall, 100 Grasmere Ave at 7PM

The DLC was chartered in 1974 by the 7 shore line towns. Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. In addition, control lake levels during heavy storms to the best of our ability with limited ocean tide controls.

    Updates/Flume Status

    Upcoming Events

    DLC meetings are via Teleconference

    September 30th: DLC Meeting starts at 7:00PM.

    October 21st: Goose Management Workshop at 6:00PM.

    The public can participate in both the workshop and meeting through Zoom or by calling in from any landline or cell phone to hear the meeting live.

    Click Here For Instructions to join the meetings.

    Teleconference Meetings

    All DLC Meetings and Workshops are Recorded

    You can watch Deal Lake Commission meetings and Workshops on  APTV, Optimum 77 and throughout most of Monmouth County on FiOS 30.People outside of the city can watch APTV on the APTV website,, or by downloading APTV app on Apple TV or Roku devices.

    View past DLC Meetings here.

    Considering Landscaping or Building by the Lake?

    Deal Lake, its tributaries and watershed are regulated by Federal and State agencies. Check before you dig.
    Typically any land 50 ft adjacent to the Deal Lake shoreline is strictly regulated by NJDEP regulations. You may need a permit to do work.

    At a minimum, the NJDEP regulatory personnel recommend that a property owner file for a Jurisdictional Determination in advance of initiating any work adjacent to the shore line. Click here for general info

    Useful NJDEP Links:

    Before You Buy. Before You Build:

    Click here: NJDEP Division Of Land Use

    Provides info on regulations, permitting process and applications etc:

    Click here: Division of Land Resource Protection

    Contact them for Jurisdictional Determination and permits.

    Recertification Agreement for the DLC in 2015

     Recertification Agreement for the DLC – 2015 – Click Here to View

    The Draft DLC Recertification Agreement is attached.  Next month a fresher daft will be revised and reposted for public review and comment.  It will be discussed during our next two meetings before heading to the Towns for recertification.  Public comment is always welcomed on this document via the “contact” tab of this web site or in person at our DLC meetings.  A few things I would like to see beefed up the words on our watershed and storm water/silt management upstream.

    –Don Brockel, DLC Chairman

    Below are some questions that have been asked about the DLC Recertification Agreement. Hopefully these answers can clear up any misunderstandings.

    • Q. The agreement on the DLC web site has a heading “Draft” and appears to contain typographical errors.  Is this the document that has been sent to the constituent municipalities?  If not, will the DLC provide the document that was actually sent to the municipalities?
      A. Any typographical errors in the “Draft” document were corrected in the final version sent to the constituent municipalities. Both versions are posted on the website.
    • Q.  The differences between the existing/previous document and proposed document would like to be understood.  Will the DLC provide the existing document?
      A. All changes to the original document are identified in the “Draft” as follows: text deletions by strikethrough, additions to text by italicized and underlined text .  The “Final” document incorporates all the changes identified in the “Draft”.
    • Q.  Was the proposed document presented for public comment?  If so when and how did this notification occur?
      A. The document was discussed at several public meetings of the Commission and posted on our website with no comments from the public.
    • Q. Have any municipalities signed and returned the document?  If so, which municipalities?
      A. Yes, the Borough of Deal

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