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San Luis Obispo Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


San Luis Obispo
Air Quality
San Luis Obispo County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 143 214 8 0 0
2016 177 180 8 1 0
2015 163 197 5 0 0
2014 158 200 7 0 0
2013 129 229 7 0 0




San Luis Obispo
Water Quality
Central Coastal Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 0 0 100
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 32 0 68
2002 33 1 66




San Luis Obispo
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Pinnacles National Park, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument plus 1 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
15 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 10 11



San Luis Obispo Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 42 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 53 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 67 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 80 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 24 in 35 in



San Luis Obispo Elevation
315 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



San Luis Obispo
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 40% 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



San Luis Obispo
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Diablo Canyon (2) 12 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



San Luis Obispo
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 2,614 5,915
HDD 2,138 4,662
CDD 476 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(San Luis Obispo Area)
San Luis Obispo 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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