Having clean pure air is important to the residents of the Delta County. Of 250 Delta County residents surveyed by phone in 1995, 97 said that they highly value living in a community with a clean environment, free of air pollution.
Read the Executive Summary (27 KB, PDF file) of the 1995 Delta County Air Quality Survey. The Delta County Environmental Health Division operates air pollution sampling devices. A PM-10 Sampler is located atop the Health Services Building in Delta. Particulate matter (PM) is the term used for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. The PM-10 standard includes particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or less (approximately 1/7 the width of a human hair).
Currently, Delta County is in compliance with all State and Federal standards for air quality. Studies and reports from the monitoring program may be found on the Colorado Air Pollution Control Web site.
The Colorado Smoke Outlook details Wildfire Smoke Health Advisories throughout the state of Colorado. During the active wildfire season, it is important for citizens and communities to be aware of potential smoke issues in their area. Select the link below to get up-to-date information:
For more information regarding air monitoring data, read the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Report to the Public. For more information regarding open burning, click here.