The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) operates a network of Portable Particulate Monitors. One monitor is located in Springerville, AZ. These monitors record hourly average concentrations of particulates which have been linked to health and visibility concerns. The purpose of the web page is to provide the public in near real time, data recorded by the Portable Particulate Monitor Network. The 24-Hour averages are provided color-coded based on the official EPA 24-Hour Air Quality Index (AQI). 1-Hour averages are also provided for assessing short term particulate exposure for people in sensitive groups.
Residents in the Southern Apache County that are concerned with smoke issues may visit the website at http://www.phoenixvis.net/PPMmain.aspx for more information.