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.
Jefferson County Public Health seeks the professional services of a limnologist for the Anderson Lake Management Plan Project. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the chemistry and biology of Washington lakes, have thorough experience with cyanobacterial blooms, assessing and analyzing nutrient budgets, and developing lake management strategies for the control of cyanobacteria.