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Casper Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Casper
Air Quality
Natronal/Carbon Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 297 66 2 0 0
2016 333 33 0 0 0
2015 329 36 0 0 0
2014 354 11 0 0 0
2013 338 26 1 0 0




Casper
Water Quality
Middle North Platte-Casper Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 0 0 100
2010 0 0 100
2008 0 0 100
2006 0 0 100
2004 0 0 100
2002 0 0 100




Casper
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
None 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
2 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 4 11



Casper Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 12 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 22 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 70 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 87 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 13 in 35 in



Casper Elevation
5,338 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Casper
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .9% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Casper
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 670 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Casper
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 7,999 5,915
HDD 7,571 4,662
CDD 428 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Casper Area)
Casper 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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