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Orange Lake Improvement Board



Orange Lake has a surface area of approximately 33 acres, a maximum depth of 10.5 feet, and a mean or average depth of 2.9 feet. The lake contains about 98 acre-feet of water, which equates to 32 million gallons. The lake has a shoreline about 1.0 mile long. Water drains to Orange Lake via several inlets and the lake is also fed by a spring. Orange Lake’s outlet flows southeast into a tributary 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 Orange Lake in 2003. The Lake Improvement Board was established as a mechanism to address apparent water quality concerns within the lake. Later that year, the Orange Lake Improvement Board began a study to quantify the water quality issues impacting Orange 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.

 Orange Lake 2023 Budget
Orange Lake 2021 - 2024 Assessment Roll
Orange Lake 2021 Special Assessment District Map
Orange Lake 2013 Management Summary
Orange Lake 2003 Improvement Plan

Water Quality Reports

 2023 Water Quality
 2022 Water Quality
 2021 Water Quality
 2020 Water Quality
 2019 Water Quality
2018 Water Quality
2017 Water Quality
2015 Water Quality
2014 Water Quality
2013 Water Quality
2012 Summer Water Quality
2012 Spring Water Quality
2011 Spring Water Quality
2010 Water Quality
2009 July Water Quality
2009 September Water Quality

Current Lake Board Members

Riparian Representative

Mr. Barry Barber, Resident
Email: Barry Barber 
Phone: 248-762-2400


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. Marcia Gershenson, District 11 Commissioner
Email: Marcia Gershenson
Phone: 248-808-1032

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Representative

Jen Cook, OCWRC
Email: Jen Cook
Phone: 947-955-6560

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 January 2023