Monitoring air quality and weather patterns enables us to:
• Predict daily air quality conditions and significant events
• Describe and report air quality in our communities
• Issue burn bans on indoor wood heating and outdoor burning
• Help people use data to make clean air choices
Measuring the ambient air is done using a network of ten monitoring stations located throughout Spokane County.
Data from the air monitoring network are available on the agency's website utilizing telemetry. This information is used to provide hourly updates to the Air Quality Index, reported on the "Current Air Quality" page.
If you'd like access to air quality monitoring data reports, typically done monthly, click here.
Monitoring locations and and pollutants measured:
Monroe & Wellesley: PM2.5
Monroe & College: PM2.5, visibility camera
Augusta & Fiske:
PM10 & PM2.5, hydrocarbons, ozone, oxides of nitrogen,
Washington & Third, carbon monoxide
Spokane Valley: Broadway near University, PM2.5
City of Airway Heights, PM2.5
City of Liberty Lake: PM10, PM2.5
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, PM10 & ozone