Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(Preliminary Data Warning: Data found on the map shown below is preliminary and is subject to change. Data is in local standard time format - no adjustment for daylight savings time.

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For questions about current or forecasted air quality outside Indian Reservation boundaries, contact:

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/current-wildfire-smoke-info.aspx

For Idaho air quality updates, follow DEQ on:
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IdahoDEQ) or
Twitter (http://twitter.com/IdahoDEQ)
                 
There are five Indian Reservations in Idaho.  For information about active local fires and/or smoke impacts on or near reservations in Idaho, contact the individual Tribes. 
 
NEZ PERCE TRIBE
Air Quality Program (http://www.nezperce.org/AirQuality/Welcome.html )
109 Lolo Street, P.O. Box 365
Lapwai, ID  83540
208-843-9381 or 1-800-720-4089
Fax: 208-843-7411
airquality@nezperce.org

COEUR D’ALENE TRIBE
Natural Resources Department (http://www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/Natural/naturalresources.aspx )
850 A. Street
Plummer, ID  83851
208-686-1800
Lhiggins@cdatribe-nsn.gov

KOOTENAI TRIBE OF IDAHO
http://www.kootenai.org/main.html
or contact Kevin Greenleaf, Environmental Director, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho  208-267-3519 ext. 514  greenleaf@kootenai.org 
 
SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBE
http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/shoshone-bannock-air-quality-program.html
or contact the Shoshone Bannock Tribes Air Quality Program 208-478-3853

For questions about health effects and recommendations to protect you from smoke impacts contact:

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
www.wildfiresmoke.dhw.idaho.gov
or call the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Environmental Health Education and Assessment Program – 1-866-240-3553

IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS
http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/HealthDistricts/tabid/97/Default.aspx

5 comments:

  1. Why is there so much Smoke in CDA, Idaho right now?

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  2. Hi Sheila,
    Since this blog is only monitored and updated during wildfire season you will have better luck and maybe a quicker response to your questions if you use the Ask DEQ form that can be accessed from our wedsite at: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/contact-us/ask-deq/ or the air quality contact for your area found here: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/coeur-dalene.aspx . Feel free to contact me as well. mark.boyle@deq.idaho.gov

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  3. I guess I could have responded to your question here too>..... Sorry!
    Due to a fairly stable atmosphere and plenty of woodstove, automobile, and open burning emissions occurring in the Coeur d'Alene area, we are beginning to see a build up of pollution. Expect a little relief before increased stagnant conditions return friday pm likely through the weekend.

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  4. Oh thankyou so much..was afraid it was smoke from California...where all of my family live.

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  5. Sheila,
    I hope you family is alright. Its funny you should ask that question now. I just was part of a conversation about the suggestion this smoke was from the California fires. Our meteorologist does not agree that smoke from California would make its way to the surface in our area instead given the condition of the atmosphere the impacts your are experiencing are primarily from local sources. It is true however that smoke from California has migrated its way north and east, however this smoke is likely remaining higher aloft in the atmosphere for the most part.

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