Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Due to improving air quality conditions, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is lifting the Air Quality Forecast and Caution for specific counties in Southcentral and Southeast Idaho.
Counties identified below and in the accompanying map in the Panhandle, Northcentral, and Southwest areas of Idaho remain under regional air quality advisories issued today. All open burning is prohibited under these regional air quality advisories, including campfires, recreational fires, weed control burning, and residential burning.
· Nez Perce
“Wildfire smoke continues to impact all of Idaho to some degree, with significant impacts in north Idaho and light-to-moderate impacts in areas of south Idaho expected over the next several days,” said DEQ’s Smoke Management Program Coordinator Morrie Lewis.
Daily updates on air quality conditions at various locations in Idaho are available on DEQ's and webpages. For areas where air quality monitors are not available, the can help determine the necessary precautions to take.
Air Quality Forecast & Caution
for specific counties in Southcentral and Southeast Idaho
Next Update: refer to regional reports and forecasts
Wildfire smoke continues to impact many areas of Idaho, and DEQ air quality advisories remain in place for counties in the Panhandle, Northcentral, and Southwest regions of Idaho outside of reservation boundaries. Please refer to regional reports and forecasts for specific information on these areas. Light-to-moderate smoke impacts may also be experienced across southern Idaho.
For more information, contact the nearest DEQ Regional Office at www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues.
For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.
For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.
Air Quality Index (AQI):
For more information on the AQI, read EPA’s AQI brochure at http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.