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Boone Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Boone
Air Quality
Watauga County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 na na na na na
2016 na na na na na
2015 208 18 0 0 0
2014 107 9 0 0 0
2013 109 12 0 1 0




Boone
Water Quality
Upper New Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 0 0 100
2012 0 0 100
2010 40 0 60
2008 41 0 59
2006 na na na
2004 41 0 59
2002 85 10 5




Boone
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Booker T. Washington National Monument, Kings Mountain National Military Park plus 4 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
36 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 6 11



Boone Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 20 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 30 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 68 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 76 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 52 in 35 in



Boone Elevation
3,360 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Boone
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .8% 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



Boone
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
McGuire (2) 65 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Boone
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,347 5,915
HDD 6,090 4,662
CDD 257 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Boone Area)
Boone 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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