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Boca Raton Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Boca Raton
Air Quality
Palm Beach County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 261 92 2 0 0
2016 268 88 2 1 0
2015 294 71 0 0 0
2014 319 45 1 0 0
2013 325 39 1 0 0




Boca Raton
Water Quality
Everglades Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 na na na




Boca Raton
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park plus 1 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
0 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 8 11



Boca Raton Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 58 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 67 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 83 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 92 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 57 in 35 in



Boca Raton Elevation
15 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Boca Raton
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 0% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane >60 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Boca Raton
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Turkey Point (2) 55 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Saint Lucie (2) 65 miles



Boca Raton
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,460 5,915
HDD 219 4,662
CDD 4,241 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Boca Raton Area)
Boca Raton 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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