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Students from Natchez observing how air monitoring works
Tribal Air Monitoring Program

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality on the Reservation. The Tribal Air Program at Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation (PLIR) is collecting ambient air quality data on an hourly basis. In support of the air data collected, meteorological data is collected every five minutes.

The data collected will be used for the following:

  • To determine ambient levels of PM10 (particles less than 10 microns in size)

  • To observe pollution trends locally and throughout the region.

  • To develop or modify control strategies that prevent or alleviate air pollution
        episodes.

  • To provide real-time data to the public via the Tribal Website.

  • To submit air quality data to the EPA Air Quality System and other data
        collection agencies such as AIRNow and the National Weather service.
  • There is one monitoring site on the Reservation. It is in Wadsworth just north of the Natchez Elementary School Playground.

    High particulate matter episode due to wind blown dustWadsworth Air and Meteorological Station


    Tribal Environmental Exchange Network

    The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is a participant in a web-based, automated system for collecting, validating, and reporting data.

    The network is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The project includes participation from nineteenTribes across the country. The network is called the Tribal Exchange Network (TREX).

    For more information, contact:

    Tanda Roberts
    troberts@plpt.nsn.us
    (775) 574-0101 x12


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