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Retire To Boulder, CO

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Boulder
Air Quality
Boulder County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2015 265 93 7 0 0
2014 305 55 2 0 0
2013 289 68 7 0 0
2012 235 110 18 0 0
2011 277 83 5 0 0
2010 284 74 7 0 0




Boulder
Water Quality
St Vrain Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 66 0 34
2010 53 0 47
2008 56 0 44
2006 66 0 34
2004 60 0 40
2002 90 0 10




Boulder
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Rocky Mountain National Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
70 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 7 11



Boulder Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 19 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 33 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 72 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 87 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 20 in 35 in



Boulder Elevation
5,484 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Boulder
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .4% 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



Boulder
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 620 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Boulder
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,239 5,915
HDD 5,687 4,662
CDD 552 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Boulder Area)
Boulder 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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