dust valemount kinbasket

by Korie Marshall

A wind from the south on Friday morning, April 8th, blew a lot of dust around Valemount including from the dry lake bed of Kinbasket reservoir. Gavin King, air quality meteorologist with the Ministry of Environment, says the PM 2.5 monitor at the Valemount Fire Station catches silica in its real-time hourly average reading, though it does not measure how much of the particles it catches may be any certain material. The readings from the monitor did not show a spike that morning, though the dust was visible throughout Valemount.