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Prescott Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Prescott
Air Quality
Yavapai County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 231 104 5 0 0
2016 na na na na na
2015 239 66 0 0 0
2014 230 46 4 0 0
2013 265 24 0 0 0




Prescott
Water Quality
Big Chino-Williamson Valley, Upper Verde & Hassayampa Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 68 0 32
2006 na na na
2004 65 0 35
2002 72 0 28




Prescott
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Grand Canyon National Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument plus 4 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
35 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 4 11



Prescott Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 23 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 37 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 73 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 19 in 35 in



Prescott Elevation
5,205 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Prescott
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Prescott
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 80 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Prescott
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,591 5,915
HDD 4,849 4,662
CDD 742 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Prescott Area)
Prescott 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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