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Windblown Dust

The Tri-Cities are located in the most arid part of Washington State. In fact, the annual rainfall of 6-8 inches is drier than most parts of Arizona. Because of the combination of climate, soil conditions, and human interaction with the land, dust is often an inevitable result. learn how dust affects our air quality.

Wind blowing dust across an arid landscape
wispy white clouds across a blue sky


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Children Engage in Environmental Learning at Benton County’s Salmon Summit

The Benton County Air Agency dedicated an entire day to interact with children, conducting exercises in the park aimed at fostering an understanding of why