Anderson Lake Management Plan

Anderson Lake, in Jefferson County, has annual cyanobacteria blooms dominated by Dolichospermum (Anabaena), Aphanizomenon and Microcystis. The lake is a major producer of anatoxin-a, a potent neurotoxin. It is also located in a State Park and is popular for recreational activities. Under a grant from the Department of Ecology, Jefferson County Public Health will complete a nutrient budget for the lake and watershed, examine hydrologic conditions, determine options for managing the lake, and produce a lake management plan to recommend future management options for algae control in Anderson Lake.