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Burlington Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Burlington
Air Quality
Chittenden County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 342 23 0 0 0
2016 349 17 0 0 0
2015 318 47 0 0 0
2014 328 37 0 0 0
2013 320 44 1 0 0




Burlington
Water Quality
Winooski & Ausable Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 76 0 24
2010 79 0 21
2008 79 0 21
2006 2 42 56
2004 2 44 54
2002 10 13 77




Burlington
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
19 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 18 11



Burlington Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 9 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 18 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 71 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 81 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 36 in 35 in



Burlington Elevation
330 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Burlington
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 Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Burlington
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Fitzpatrick (1) 170 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Burlington
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 8,154 5,915
HDD 7,665 4,662
CDD 489 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Burlington Area)
Burlington 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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