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.

    Storm Water Solutions for Property Owners – Beyond The Rain Garden

    Presented October 17 at 6:30PM

    “Storm Water Solutions for Property Owners – Beyond The Rain Garden”

    (public encouraged to attend)

    Wetlands Ecology and Green Infrastructure expert Dr. Steve Souza and Asbury Park DLC Commissioner Jeannie Toher will present an educational workshop: Storm Water Management and Green Infrastructure for Residential, Municipal and Commercial Properties.

    Discussion included:

    • The impact storm water run-off has on our homes, lakes, health, safety, quality of life and the local economy.
    • Peak flow and discharge, how development changes run off, impacts of impervious cover on aquatic systems, the newly enacted Clean Water and Flood Reduction Act
    • Ways property owners and towns can reduce run-off and save money by utilizing simple green and grey infrastructure techniques to trap and utilize rain water and run off, including a wide variety of solutions in addition to rain gardens such as rain barrels, dry wells, shore line buffers, BMPs and simple ways to utilize run off will be shared.
    • The DLC monthly meeting followed the presentation.

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