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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 11:00am

UPDATE:  Air Quality Advisory Remains in Effect on the Nez Perce Reservation

Due to wildfire smoke from regional wildfires, the Air Quality Advisory issued for the Nez Perce Reservation remains in effect. Depending on fire activity and wind, wildfire smoke may 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: Air quality is currently ranging between the “Moderate” and “Unhealthy” categories of the Air Quality Index, and may continue to worsen in some areas. Communities may continue to be impacted from area wildfires.  

To track regional air quality, visit the Idaho Smoke Info Blog “Air Quality Now” tab for hourly updates.

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=pubs.aqguidepart.

Sensitive groups include:
  • Infants, children, pregnant women, elders
  • People who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors)
  • People with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, COPD or diabetes.

Restrictions: No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved.

Next Update: Conditions will be reassessed and an air quality update issued by 10:00am, Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Idaho Smoke Information Blog:  idsmoke.blogspot.com
Idaho Department of Health and WelfareWildfire Smoke and Your Health
Idaho Smoke Information Hotline:  1-800-345-1007


Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089