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Monterey Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Monterey
Air Quality
Monterey County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 304 60 1 0 0
2016 325 30 3 8 0
2015 331 33 1 0 0
2014 342 23 0 0 0
2013 323 42 0 0 0




Monterey
Water Quality
Carmel 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 7 0 93
2002 7 0 93




Monterey
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Pinnacles National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area plus 12 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
5 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 30 11



Monterey Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 43 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 52 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 60 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 68 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 20 in 35 in



Monterey Elevation
385 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



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



Monterey
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Diablo Canyon (2) 105 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Monterey
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 3,166 5,915
HDD 3,092 4,662
CDD 74 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Monterey Area)
Monterey 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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