Matanuska-Susitna - Dust (PM10) & Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Dust (PM10) - During times when the Matanuska River is low, windy weather suspends large amounts of silt in the air. Several air quality alerts are issued each year in the spring and fall because of windblown dust events.
Particulates (PM2.5) - Mat-Su Borough is close to the 24-hour PM2.5 standard. The health standard is 35 micrograms per cubic meter and the design value for Butte was measured at 31 micrograms per cubic meter. Sources of PM2.5 include all types of combustion activities such as motor vehicles, power plants and wood burning, etc. The source of PM2.5 in Mat-Su Borough is from wood smoke.
Dust (PM10) & PM2.5 Monitoring Plan
Dust (PM10) Control Measures
PM2.5 Control Measures
Links to Mat-Su Borough
Air Pollution in Alaska
Indoor Air Quality
Projects & Reports