May 13, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources issued an air quality alert for areas of South Dakota where smoke from wildfires in Canada is forecasted to settle.

The smoke may cause low visibility and increased fine particulate matter pollution.

The South Dakota Department of Health advises that these levels may be a concern to public health and provides additional resources to make an informed decision on personal healthcare choices.

The alert is in effect through Tuesday, or until conditions improve.