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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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

Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke, an Air Quality Advisory is issued for the Nez Perce Reservation through 10:00am Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. Wildfire smoke may continue to move in and out of the area during the day and overnight. Some areas may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.
Affected Areas:      
All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Areas of the Reservation along the Clearwater River Corridor from Kooskia to Orofino and the Camas Prairie communities of Nezperce and Craigmont are trending toward the “Unhealthy” category. Air quality is currently in the “Good” category for the western portion of the Reservation including the communities of Lapwai, Culdesac, and Lenore. Winds are forecasted to be from the east which may bring more smoke into the area.  For AQI health-related information, visit www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi.
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 Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. Conditions will be reassessed at that time.