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Retire To Bend, OR

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.



Bend
Air Quality
Deschutes County
. Good/Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy Days
2013 365 0 0
2012 348 1 17
2011 362 2 1
2010 365 0 0
2009 365 0 0




Bend
Water Quality
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 33 0 67
2004 na na na
2002 28 0 72




Bend
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Crater Lake National Park and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
52 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 9 11



Bend Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 23 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 31 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 64 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 81 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 12 in 35 in



Bend Elevation
3,660 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Bend
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano High Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Bend
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 215 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Bend
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 7,189 5,915
HDD 7,042 4,662
CDD 147 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Bend Area)
Bend Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)


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