Due to a combination of a Valley-wide high-wind blowing dust event and ongoing smoke impacts from wildfires burning across the region, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is experiencing highly elevated particulate matter exceedances today, September 8, 2020, with continued high-wind impacts extending into tomorrow, September 9, 2020. As they have in the past, the Air District is asking for the assistance of the agricultural community in responding to this issue by refraining from conducting any dust generating activities that can feasibly be delayed until after the event has subsided. Thank you for your assistance as the Air District attempts to mitigate the impacts from this exceptional event. For more information, contact the District’s Public Outreach Office at (559-230-6000).