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The Woodlands Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


The Woodlands
Air Quality
Montgomery County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 279 77 7 0 0
2016 280 82 4 0 0
2015 263 97 5 0 0
2014 275 89 1 0 0
2013 280 82 3 0 0




The Woodlands
Water Quality
Spring & West Fork San Jacinto Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 57 0 43
2008 72 0 28
2006 68 0 32
2004 82 0 18
2002 74 0 26




The Woodlands
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Big Thicket National Preserve 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
12 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 9 11



The Woodlands Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 41 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 52 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 84 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 94 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 48 in 35 in



The Woodlands Elevation
95 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



The Woodlands
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



The Woodlands
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
South Texas (2) 85 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



The Woodlands
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,418 5,915
HDD 1,525 4,662
CDD 2,893 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(The Woodlands Area)
The Woodlands 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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