Gilbert Lake has a surface area of 63 acres, a maximum depth of 18 feet, and a mean or average depth of 5.7 feet. The lake contains about 338 acre-feet of water, which equates to 110 million gallons. The lake has a shoreline 1.8 miles long and approximately 45 homes directly border the lake. The Gilbert Lake watershed encompasses 390 acres, a land area over six times larger than the lake itself. The majority of the watershed is urbanized. Water drains to Gilbert Lake via one intermittent tributary at the northwest end of the lake. Gilbert 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 Gilbert Lake in 2007. The Lake Improvement Board was established as a mechanism to address apparent water quality concerns within the lake. Later that year, the Gilbert Lake Improvement Board began a study to quantify the water quality issues impacting Gilbert 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.
Current Lake Board Members
Riparian Representative –
Alternate Riparian Representative –
Recording Secretary –
County Commissioner –
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Representative
Please contact the Bloomfield Township Clerk's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.433.7702 or the Engineering and Environmental Services Department at email@example.com 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
Updated March 2011