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Air Quality Improves Grass Valley Nevada City

Despite the worst heatwave of the summer so far, combined with the Lowell fire, air quality dramatically improved for much of Nevada County today (Wed.), including Grass Valley and Nevada City. An advisory had been issued by the county health department. Pollution Control specialist Joe Fish, with the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, credits favorable breezes…

click to listen to Joe Fish

Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Officer for the Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Doctor Glenn Thiel, says there has not been an influx of patients complaining about breathing difficulties…

click to listen to Dr. Thiel

But Fish reminds us that it’s always possible that the wind can always shift again and blow smoke back into more-populated areas of the county.

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