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.

    Flume Webcam Access (temporarily disabled)

    Upcoming Events

    DLC meetings are via Teleconference

    April 18th: DLC Meeting starts at 7:00PM

    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 28. 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.

    Before You Buy or Build:

    Contact the NJDEP

    Deal Lake, its tributaries and watershed are regulated by Federal and State agencies. Check before you dig.

    Strict compliance with the NJDEP regulations apply to any land 50 feet adjacent to the Deal Lake shoreline as well as any land 50 feet adjacent to any stream that drains into Deal Lake.

    Property owners should contact the NJDEP before beginning any maintenance or any construction along the lake's shoreline.

    There can be consequences, including fines and time delays for proceeding with work, prior to securing the appropriate NJDEP permit(s).

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection gives info on regulations, permits:

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection Contact Form:

    • NJDEP Land Use Phone Line: 609-292-2178

    Please click below to get more info before you build or buy on Deal Lake: 

    Guide for Lake Front Property Owners

    Geese Control

    Controlling Canada Geese

    10/21/21 Presentation by USDA Wildlife Biologist Nicole Rein (PDF)

    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.

    Geese Deterrence:

    The DLC contracted with Goose Stoppers to deter geese from remaining in the following areas:

    Ocean:  Park areas by Bimbler Ave and Wickapecko, Firemans Pond, Lolly Pop Pond

    Asbury Park: The AP Boat ramp and Deal Lake Drive from Norwood ave to the Flume building

    Allenhurst:  Park area north of Corlies and west of the walking path to the end of the Grassy are


    2021 Report on Goose Control from Ocean Township

    2021 Report on Goose Control from Interlaken