Deal Lake Commission Receives Management Success Award

The Deal Lake Commission has been selected by the North American Lake Management Society as a 2018 recipient of the Lake Management Success Stories Award. The award recognizes an individual or team with notable accomplishments in lake and reservoir management efforts that demonstrate improvements in their condition or watershed management in a cost-effective manner. “Your […]

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New Group Hopes to Resolve Some Old Problems at Deal Lake

By DON STINE A new, non-profit organization has been formed to help restore Deal Lake through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Deal Lake Watershed Alliance is a partnership with Clean Ocean Action, Rutgers and Monmouth Universities, and the Deal Lake Commission. The group will collaborate on ways to engage citizens, communities, and municipal leaders […]

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Toxic Algea Bloom in Deal Lake

  A toxic algae bloom in Deal Lake, the largest lake in Monmouth County, has county public health officials issuing an advisory warning residents and their pets not to eat fish caught in the lake or enter the water. Water sampling last week tested unsafe bacteria levels in the water, resulting in a blue-green scum […]

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Bridge Replacement on Schedule

  Although rumors have been circulating that the Sunset Avenue Bridge project between Wanamassa and Asbury Park is ahead of schedule, a bridge project manager said last week that is not necessarily the case. “You are never ahead of schedule until you open,” project superintendent Mark Timari said. He said that the original reopening date […]

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Dredging Begins at Deal Lake

  By DON STINE The current dredging of Deal Lake, which began this week, will help prevent flooding but what is also needed is a long-term solution to prevent ocean water from getting into the lake during storms, officials say. “One item that will be critical is a surge gate,” Deal Lake Commission Chairman Don […]

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Dewatering Site Created for Deal Lake Dredging

  By DON STINE A temporary dewatering site for dredge material will be created at the very eastern edge of Deal Lake in Asbury Park to implement an important lake dredging project. The Deal Lake Commission has received $1 million from the federal National Resources Conservation Services to dredge about 12,000 cubic yards of sediment […]

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Residents Concerned About Deal Lake Project

  By DON STINE Concerned residents, environmentalists and sportsmen said they will continue to pressure the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a controversial beach replenishment project that may clog the Deal Lake flume in Asbury Park and prevent fishing from spawning. The Army Corps also wants to notch around six jetties between Asbury Park […]

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