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Forest Lake Improvement Board


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Forest Lake has a surface area of approximately 50 acres and a mean or average depth of 22 feet. The lake contains about 797 acre-feet of water, which equates to 260 million gallons. The lake has a shoreline about 1 mile long. The majority of the Forest Lake watershed is urbanized. Water drains to Forest Lake via several inlets. The largest of which enter from Turtle and Lower Long Lakes. Forest Lake’s outlet flows to the Rouge River and on to the Detroit River.

Lake Board Information

At the request of residents, a Lake Improvement Board was convened for Forest Lake in 1986. The Lake Improvement Board was established as a mechanism to address apparent water quality concerns within the lake. Later that year, the Forest Lake Improvement Board began a study to quantify the water quality issues impacting Forest Lake and determine what actions, if any, were required to correct these issues. For more information regarding this study and for Lake Board assessment information, follow the links below.
 Forest Lake 2023 Budget
Forest Lake 2023 Assessment Roll
Forest Lake 2021 Special Assessment District Map
Forest Lake EWM Presentation - January 17, 2012
Forest Lake 1986 Improvement Plan

Water Quality Reports

 2022 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
 2021 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
 2020 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
 2019 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
 2018 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
 2017 Forest Lake Water Quality Report

2016 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
2015 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
2014 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
Forest Lake Water Quality Assessment – October 18, 2014
2013 Forest Lake Salinity Update
2013 Forest Lake Water Quality Report
2013 Forest Lake Water Quality Summary

Current Lake Board Members

Riparian Representative

Ms. Effie Steele, Resident
Email: Effie Steele
Phone: 248-425-5252


Ms. Dani Walsh, Bloomfield Township Supervisor
Email: Dani Walsh
Phone: 248-433-7708


Mr. Martin Brook, Bloomfield Township Clerk
Email: Martin Brook
Phone: 248-433-7702

County Commissioner

Ms. Angela Powell, District 9 Commissioner
Email: Angela Powell
Phone: 248-214-6395

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Representative

Taylor Warstler, OCWRC
Email: Taylor Warstler
Phone: 248-420-0511

Additional Information

Please contact the Bloomfield Township Clerk’s office at Email or 248-433-7702 or the Engineering and Environmental Services Department at Email or 248-594-2800 if you have questions about the material presented here.

For more information regarding water quality protection, please visit the following websites:

DNR Inland Lake Maps
Bloomfield Township Watershed
Bloomfield Township Public Education
Alliance of Rouge Communities
Friends of the Rouge
Clinton River Watershed Council
Southeast Oakland County Water Authority


Updated May 2023