Toxic Algae Monitoring
Some species of bluegreen algae (also known as cyanobacteria) can produce toxins harmful to human and animal health. The Jefferson County Water Quality Department monitors the following lakes for bluegreen algae: Anderson Lake, Gibbs Lake, and Lake Leland. These lakes are monitored monthly and sampled for toxins if bluegreen algae are suspected to be present. Other lakes are monitored as needed. Results are generally obtained by Friday and lake status is updated on this page. For more information about toxic algae blooms, click here. To see a map of the lake location, click the name of the lake in the table below. For 2014, only regularly-monitored lakes will be shown.