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Retire To Aspen, CO

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Aspen
Air Quality
Pitkin County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2016 122 0 0 0 0
2015 122 2 0 0 0
2014 115 0 0 0 0
2013 276 24 0 0 0
2012 178 4 0 0 0
2011 221 143 1 0 0




Aspen
Water Quality
Roaring Fork Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 5 0 95
2010 100 0 0
2008 100 0 0
2006 100 0 0
2004 100 0 0
2002 98 0 2




Aspen
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plus 2 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
78 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 6 11



Aspen Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 7 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 21 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 62 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 77 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 23 in 35 in



Aspen Elevation
8,163 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Aspen
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake 1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Aspen
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 510 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Aspen
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 8,870 5,915
HDD 8,835 4,662
CDD 35 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Aspen Area)
Aspen 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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