Bald Eagle Over Lake

Bald Eagle flying over Gilbert Lake

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.

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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.

Gilbert Lake 2024-2027 Budget
Gilbert Lake 2024-2027 Assessment Roll
Gilbert Lake 2021 Special Assessment District
Gilbert Lake 2008 Improvement Plan

Current Lake Board Members

Riparian Representative 

Mr. Jim Parker, Resident
Email: Jim Parker
Phone: 248-321-9688

Alternate Riparian Representative

Ms. Holly Izbicki, Resident
Email: Holly Izbicki
Phone: 248-646-7744


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

Taylor Warstler, OCWRC
Email: Taylor Warstler
Phone: 248-420-5011

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 June 2024