A Horseshoe Meadows Hotshot firefighter watches as vegetation is consumed in a burn-out operation along McKenzie Ridge in September near Kings Canyon National Park.
A Horseshoe Meadows Hotshot firefighter watches as vegetation is consumed in a burn-out operation along McKenzie Ridge in September near Kings Canyon National Park. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com
A Horseshoe Meadows Hotshot firefighter watches as vegetation is consumed in a burn-out operation along McKenzie Ridge in September near Kings Canyon National Park. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com
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The latest on the Valley's water and air-quality issues from Mark Grossi

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Smoky September clouds San Joaquin Valley clean-air record

October 24, 2015 6:00 AM

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Mark Grossi has the pulse of the San Joaquin Valley ecosystem, writing since 1993 about subjects such as the region's notorious air quality, the restoration of the San Joaquin River and unhealthy drinking water in rural towns. Twitter: @markgrossi Mark retired from The Bee in October 2015.