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Retire To South Lake Tahoe, CA

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


South Lake Tahoe
Air Quality
El Dorado County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2015 239 102 22 2 0
2014 258 89 17 1 0
2013 267 87 11 0 0
2012 240 104 21 1 0
2011 264 69 25 0 0
2010 278 77 9 1 0




South Lake Tahoe
Water Quality
Lake Tahoe & Upper Carson Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 23 3 74
2002 32 2 66




South Lake Tahoe
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Yosemite National Park 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
106 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 18 11



South Lake Tahoe Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 15 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 28 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 59 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 79 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 20 in 35 in



South Lake Tahoe Elevation
6,254 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



South Lake Tahoe
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 70% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano High Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High Low



South Lake Tahoe
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Diablo Canyon (2) 250 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



South Lake Tahoe
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 8,338 5,915
HDD 8,300 4,662
CDD 38 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(South Lake Tahoe Area)
South Lake Tahoe 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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