Air Quality Monitoring
Measuring the ambient air is done using a network of monitoring stations located throughout Spokane County. We monitor for the criteria air pollutants that are most prevalent in Spokane's airshed, which includes ozone, fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). Ozone is only monitored during ozone season (May - September).
Monitoring air quality and weather patterns enables us to:
- Forecast daily air quality conditions and significant events
- Report current air quality in our communities
- Issue burn bans on indoor wood heating and outdoor burning
- Help people use data to make clean air choices
Monitoring Data and Air Quality Monitoring Stations
- Current air quality levels are reported on the agency's "Current Air Quality" web page.
- Monthly summaries of air quality data are found here: Monthly summaries.
Below is a list of current air monitoring stations in Spokane County. Select a station to get more information.
- Augusta Avenue & Fiske Street, measures fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10)
- Broadway Avenue near University, measures PM2.5
- Colbert, measures PM2.5
- Greenbluff, Ecology operated site, measures ozone (O3) during ozone season (May-Sept)
- Monroe Street & Wellesley Avenue, Ecology-operated site, measures PM2.5
- Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, measures O3 (May-Sept) and PM
Air Sensor Toolbox for Citizen Scientists, Researchers and Developers
The U.S. EPA has a website that provides information for citizen scientists and others on how to select and use low-cost, portable air sensor technology and understand results from monitoring activities. The information can help the public learn more about air quality in their communities.