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Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Air Quality Advisory Remains in Effect on the Nez Perce Reservation

Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke from the Clearwater Complex, the Air Quality Advisory issued for the Nez Perce Reservation remains in effect. Wildfire smoke will continue to move in and out of the area during the day and overnight.

Affected Areas:        
All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Both 24-hour and 1-hour monitor readings can be expected to range from the “Moderate” to “Hazardous” category Friday and through the weekend.  Local air quality will improve and worsen as smoke moves in and out of communities. Some areas may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.  For AQI health-related information, visit AQI Guide for Particle Pollution.

Restrictions:  
No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. This action does not apply to
fires set for cultural or traditional purposes (FARR General Rule for Open Burning, Section 49.131).

Next Update:
These restrictions are in effect through 10:00am Monday, August 17th, 2015. Conditions will be reassessed at that time.

Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089
airquality@nezperce.org | www.nezperce.org/AirQuality/