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Bishop Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Bishop
Air Quality
Mono & Inyo Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 204 136 16 3 6
2016 244 99 15 4 4
2015 202 142 12 6 3
2014 263 90 3 5 4
2013 270 77 7 7 4




Bishop
Water Quality
Fish Lake-Soda Spring Valleys & Crowley Lake Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 0 0 100
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 3 9 88
2002 3 12 85




Bishop
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park plus 3 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
96 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 1 11



Bishop Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 19 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 30 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 68 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 83 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 13 in 35 in



Bishop Elevation
6,797 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Bishop
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 90% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano High Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Bishop
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Diablo Canyon (2) 195 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Bishop
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,794 5,915
HDD 6,513 4,662
CDD 281 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Bishop Area)
Bishop 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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