NEWS: Drought And Wildfires Move Utah’s Air Quality Into Unhealthy Levels

By TYLER HEWITT
Utah Public Radio
July 17, 2021

Extreme drought conditions across Utah have combined with smoke from western wildfires in California, Idaho, Washington and Oregon to create unhealthy air quality. University of Utah graduate student Kai Wilmot says he is concerned about what we’re going to be looking at from August into September. He is expecting the air to only get worse based on trends he and his team are tracking.

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