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Ft Collins Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Ft Collins
Air Quality
Larimer County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 196 157 11 1 0
2016 189 169 7 1 0
2015 203 146 15 1 0
2014 271 90 4 0 0
2013 264 94 7 0 0




Ft Collins
Water Quality
Cache La Poudre & Crow Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 0 0 100
2010 65 0 35
2008 48 0 52
2006 50 0 50
2004 50 0 50
2002 50 0 50




Ft Collins
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Rocky Mountain National Park and Scotts Bluff National Monument 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
39 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 5 11



Ft Collins Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 15 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 29 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 71 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 86 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 16 in 35 in



Ft Collins Elevation
5,004 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Ft Collins
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Ft Collins
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 660 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Ft Collins
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,735 5,915
HDD 6,238 4,662
CDD 497 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Ft Collins Area)
Ft Collins 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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