Anderson Lake in Jefferson County is suffering from it’s annual closure due to toxic algae blooms. Cyanobacteria or Blue Green Algae have plagued this lake for decades and it is seldom safe to use this waterbody.
There are a growing number of lakes we have restored using phosphorus sequestration technologies such as Phoslock. These technologies target and tie up phosphorus in the water column, making algae blooms improbable due to the lack of the key nutrient they need to survive.
This link takes you to a story National Public Radio did on one of our projects last summer. This lake remains problem free in 2014