News and Advisories
From time to time the District issues notices to the public on a variety of issues. Copies of those notices are stored on this page.
Advisory on waste oil shop heaters - waste oil shop heaters are illegal in California
Smoke and your health (USFS) - Information about the health impacts of smoke from Wildfires. Provided by the US Forest Service.
PUBLIC INFORMATION RELEASE
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY
For Mendocino County
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Smoke from the Gap and Tully Fires are impacting parts of Mendocino County. Expect haze and potential degraded air quality for portions of Lake and Mendocino County over the next few days.
Currently, smoke concentrations are averaging in the 'Good' to 'Moderate' AQI range. Lower elevation valley and drainage areas could experience extended episodes of Moderate ' air quality at times, dependent upon wind direction and temperatures.
Some people who may be unusually sensitive to particle pollution should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. These are signs to take it easier and limit outdoor activities if possible.
Persons experiencing any of the following symptoms should contact a health care provider:
Headache; Repeated Coughing; Chest Tightness Or Pain; Difficulty In Breathing; or Nausea.
Information regarding the most current air quality readings, an explanation of AQI numbers, and related information can be found on the District web site at www.mendoair.org
Please contact the District with any questions.