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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monday, August 31, 2016

Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke from regional wildfires, an Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the eastern half of the Nez Perce Reservation.  Wildfire smoke may continue to move in and out of the area during the day and overnight. 

Affected Areas:      
The eastern half of the Nez Perce Reservation including the communities of Kooskia, Kamiah, Orofino, and Nezperce. 

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Although air quality is currently in the “Moderate” category of the Air Quality Index, local air quality may 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 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 Thursday, September 1st, 2016. 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