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, www.asburyparktv.com, 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.

    Shore Line Plantings

    Suggestions for Deal Lake Shore line protection:

    Trees can be a bit tricky depending on exposure and depth to groundwater, but Sycamore is water loving tree as is Red Maple, Pin Oak and Brookside and Speckled Alder…stay away from willows, especially along very steep banks

    Shrubs you can’ go wrong with red osier dogwood which does well in moist areas and has the benefit of in the winter, when they are leafless, of having a bright red stem.  Could also consider blueberry, inkberry, service berry and for shadier areas even mountain laurel

    As far as grasses close to the water stick with low maintenance (only need to be mowed once a year if it all) plants such as common three square, spike rush, etc., Flowering plants that work in wet to moderately we areas include blueflag iris, swamp hibiscus, bee balm, coneflower, Black eye Susan.   Again sunlight exposure may dictate which plant to use. 

    Pinelands Nursery in Columbus NJ (near Bordentown) is a great source of plant material

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