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

    October 21st: 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.

    Geese Control

    Controlling Canada Geese

    Goose lighting controls:   This lighting system is now being tested successfully at our sister lake (Wesley) between Asbury and Ocean Grove.  Will discuss further this winter weather we install in our western storm water ponds.

    A major problem with Canadian Geese is their prodigious droppings. Each and every day, a Canadian goose residing in New Jersey eats 2-3 pounds of grass and deposits approximately 1-2 pounds of droppings on your lawn or your neighbors.  This is unhealthy for you and family as well as our Lake. How can you help?  Hire a contractor to spray an application to grass to rid your lawn of geese. Bad tasting grass chases geese away and does not harm any other animals.

    The DLC contracted this year with Cowley pest control to spray Rejex-it® Migrate at various spots around the lake with wonderful results: 

    Boat ramp in Asbury and  the park between Asbury and Wanamassa.

    2021 Report on Goose Control from Interlaken

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