Benton Clean Air Agency

Washington Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Monitoring

An Ozone monitor has been installed in Kennewick; there will now be two monitors shown on Ecology's Monitoring web page. In Kennewick, the eastern "dot" shows PM10 and PM2.5; the western Ozone.

These pollutants are independenly monitored and reported through the Air Quality Index; so the monitors may show different colors.

They can be seen together at AIr Now.; along with air quality information for the entire US.


Washington Smoke Information  - County, state, and federal agencies provide information for Washington communities affected by smoke from wildland fires

Statewide Air Monitoring Network - Ecology's monitors, the color codes indicate the air quality at each monitor

Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA)  - Provides guidance based on the air quality advisory level

  Understanding Burn Bans - A video that explains the different types of burn bans and why they are important

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