Pollution Health Advisory issued for Bishop and south

View from Mazourka Peak.  Bishop is to the right.

View from Mazourka Peak. Bishop is to the right.

Based on air pollution levels at 12:00PM PDT on October 3, 2013 a Stage 2 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for Bishop and communities south of Bishop in the Owens Valley.  Conditions are expected to worsen in the southern Owens Valley.  Due to extreme particulate pollution levels, people are encouraged to stay indoors and to avoid strenuous outdoor activities in the dust-impacted area. Children, the elderly, people with heart or lung problems, or people with current illnesses such as the flu, may be especially sensitive and are advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous outdoor activities in the impacted areas.  If you have any questions please call the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District office in Bishop at760-872-8211.

Health advisories on the web http://www.gbuapcd.org/healthadvisory

 

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Anachronism
Anachronism
8 years ago

And imagine the impacts on the pollution levels when 1200 acres are scraped of vegetation for the LADWP Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch project. Vegetation die-off from overpumping has already increased the occurrence of extreme pollution days. We don’t need another barren landscape that will contribute even more dust.

Eastside Dweller
Eastside Dweller
8 years ago
Reply to  Anachronism

A, thanks for pointing that out. Don’t think it has been brought up here before. 2400 acres if you count Northland project.