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Retire To Santa Fe, NM

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Santa Fe
Air Quality
Santa Fe County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2016 301 65 0 0 0
2015 311 54 0 0 0
2014 348 17 0 0 0
2013 317 48 0 0 0
2012 310 56 0 0 0
2011 335 29 1 0 0




Santa Fe
Water Quality
Rio Grande-Santa Fe Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 12 0 88
2012 11 0 89
2010 37 0 63
2008 43 0 57
2006 21 0 79
2004 57 0 43
2002 33 0 67




Santa Fe
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Bandelier National Monument, Santa Fe National Historic Trail plus 8 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
16 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Santa Fe Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 16 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 29 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 70 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 86 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 14 in 35 in



Santa Fe Elevation
6,718 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



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



Santa Fe
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 425 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Santa Fe
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,487 5,915
HDD 6,073 4,662
CDD 414 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Santa Fe Area)
Santa Fe 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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