Eugene/Springfield breathing 'a soupy mess'
By KVAL.com staff
EUGENE and SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- While Roseburg residents inhale smoke from a raging wildfire east of Glide, residents of the Eugene/Springfield area are enjoying a soupy mess of things like car exhaust, farm dust and other particulate matter.
That's according to Sally Markos with Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, who told KVAL News the haze today is different from Tuesday's haze caused by high ozone levels.
On Wednesday morning, health officials in Douglas County advised the elderly, the very young and people with breathing problems to avoid going outside due to the air. By Wednesday afteroon, Roseburg had the worst air in the state as measures by the Department of Environmental Quality's Air Quality Index. http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx
Even so, Roseburg's air is considered "moderate" and a risk to about 15 percent of the populace, Markos said.
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Storm clouds help make some beautiful sunrays before and during sunset. These were taken 05/21/2013 around the Salmon Harbor Marina.
While I was in Winchester Bay to take sunset photos Sunday night, I saw such a huge number of seagulls soaring very high in the sky. There were tens of thousands of them and they were flying hundreds of feet in the air.
I always enjoy attending these reenactments. Especially since at one time I was a member of this group. A really nice bunch of people.