HAB at Lake Anna
Kick the HAB, Again!
Help LACA Kick the HAB, AGAIN! at Lake Anna by making a tax-deductible donation to the Kick the HAB, AGAIN! fundraising effort. If we do not successfully raise the necessary funds, we will have to cut back the mitigation program.
Quick Links to LACA's Cyanobacteria Mitigation & Remediation Project Content
LACA has conducted water quality monitoring at Lake Anna in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) since 2002. In addition, for the past four years we executed a more frequent and intensive cyanobacteria monitoring project focused on the problematic cyanobacteria issues found in the upper lake region tributaries. LACA volunteers spent the past four years investigating and researching various approaches, methodologies, and emerging technologies aimed at Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) mitigation, remediation, and prevention. This investigation/research convinced us that the underlying causes of the HABs at Lake Anna are complex, deep-rooted, and difficult to precisely identify and that the solutions we decide to pursue need to be multi-faceted, and they will be expensive and will take a lot of effort over a long timeframe.
The data and information we generated from our research and analysis provides several potential paths forward to fight the cyanobacteria issues we have experienced over the past five years. Our action plan for Cyanobacteria Mitigation, Remediation and Prevention includes an extensive list of both short range and long range prospective actions.
LACA's lexicon for mitigation, remediation, and prevention actions are defined as follows: