Air Quality Awareness Week is now past, but you can still check out our blogs from each day’s topic. Click on the graphic below for more!

The 2021 theme for Air Quality Awareness Week is, "Healthy Air — Important for Everyone!"

We’re committed to attaining and maintaining healthful air quality while supporting strong and sustainable economic growth.

The Mojave Desert Air Basin encompasses the High Desert of San Bernardino County stretching from the top of the Cajon Pass to the Nevada border, north to Trona and south to the Palo Verde Valley in Riverside County including the city of Blythe.

The Mojave Desert Air Basin enjoys some of the clearest air in the state. But with its proximity to the South Coast Air Basin — which produces some of the worst air quality in all of California — our need to be vigilant in protecting our desert air is ever-growing.

OurDesertAir.com is intended to be a one-stop resource center for individuals who live, work and play within the geographical Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. When you need to learn and know about air quality in our desert, check here first.

Please use the resources provided here as needed, and please let us know if there’s information you want but can’t find. Email us at info@ourdesertair.com.

Click here to read the official news release announcing the launch of Our Desert Air here.

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New advisory effective today through 9/29/21. smoke from fires in Central Calif. again affecting MDAQMD communities. People in sensitive groups including those with resp. illness, children & seniors may be more at risk of health impacts. Full advisory: https://t.co/zGjQBYDWfJ

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6 hours ago

Mojave Desert AQMD

The Mojave Desert AQMD has issued an Air Quality Advisory today through Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 as smoke from fires in Central California again is drifting over and into MDAQMD communities. People in sensitive groups including those with respiratory illnesses, children and seniors may be more at risk of health impacts. Read the advisory: https://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/383 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Mojave Desert AQMD

We have now issued an official smoke advisory in effect through Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 for all of the MDAQMD jurisdiction. Smoke traveling from fires in Central California has dropped into our ambient air in areas of MDAQMD, hampering air quality. Everyone may want to consider avoiding outdoor exposure, especially those with respiratory illnesses, seniors and children. Read the full advisory: https://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/381 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Mojave Desert AQMD

No, it's not cloud cover — it's indeed smoke. Much of the MDAQMD jurisdiction's skies are covered by smoke coming from the KNP Complex and Windy fires burning west of California's Central Valley. So far, the smoke is remaining aloft, leaving our ambient air quality unaffected. There is no MDAQMD air quality or smoke advisory in place as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, but if air quality conditions change and warrant an alert or advisory, we'll share it on our social media pages and website. ... See MoreSee Less

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