Lake Improvement Boards

Lake Improvement Boards

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The Water Resources Commissioner, or his designee, is a member of the State-Designated Lake Improvement Boards in Oakland County. Upcoming meeting dates, times and locations are available by contacting our office at 248-858-0958 and listed below:

Upcoming Meetings:  

A meeting of the Lake Improvement Board for Eliza Lake has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the Springfield Township offices, 12000 Davisburg Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350.

Lake Improvement Board Manual

Lake Improvement Boards in Oakland County

There are more than 1,400 lakes in Oakland County.  The management of the lakes can happen under a number of different methods.  The most common method is through local homeowner's associations.  Visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Inland Lakes website ( and/or the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ( for lake information across Michigan. 

If the homeowners petition their local unit of government to undertake management of their lake under the provisions of Part 309 of Act 451 of 1994, as amended, Inland Lake Improvements, a Lake Improvement Board is established through that local government unit. In compliance with the statute, the Lake Improvement Board will consist of a member of the County Board of Commissioners, 2 representatives appointed by the local unit of government (if more than one unit of government is involved, then one representative from each is required), a representative of the County Water Resources Commissioner, and a resident riparian of the lake elected by the other members of the Lake Improvement Board.

Within Oakland County, 51 Lake Improvement Boards have been established to address relevant lake improvement issues, including the oversight of aquatic weed control programs, nuisance control and other educational activities. 

The following lakes have a Lake Improvement Board:

Addison Twp.

  • Lakeville Lake

Bloomfield Twp.

  • Forest Lake
  • Gilbert Lake 
  • Island Lake
  • Lower Long Lake
  • Meadow Lake
  • Orange Lake
  • Upper Long Lake
  • Wabeek Lake

Brandon Twp.

  • Lake Louise


  • Clarkston Mill Ponds

Highland Twp.

  • Charlick Lake
  • Duck Lake
  • Gourd Lake
  • Highland Lake
  • Kellogg Lake  
  • Murray Lake
  • Taggett Lake
  • Tomahawk Lake
  • White Lake
  • Woodruff Lake

Holly Twp.

  • Bush Lake

Independence Twp.

  • Clarkston Mill Ponds
  • Van Norman Lake
  • Walters Lake


  • Walled Lake

Oakland Twp.

  • Cranberry Lake

Orion Twp.

  • Indianwood Lake

Rose Twp.

  • Tipsico Lake

Springfield Twp.

  • Big Lake
  • Dixie Lake
  • Eliza Lake
  • Susin Lake
  • Waumegah Lake  


  • Lake Charnwood

Walled Lake

  • Walled Lake

Waterford  Twp.

  • Eagle Lake
  • Huntoon Lake
  • Lake Oakland
  • Pontiac Lake
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Schoolhouse Lake
  • Scott Lake
  • Watkins Lake
  • Williams Lake

West Bloomfield Twp.

  • Blue Heron Pond
  • Duck Lake Pond

White Lake Twp.

  • Cedar Island Lake (Stopke Bay)
  • Grass Lake
  • Lake Neva
  • Lake Ona
  • Round Lake

Wolverine Lake

  • Wolverine Lake

For more information, please contact 248-858-0958 to speak to our staff representative.

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