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Retire To Gatlinburg, TN

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Gatlinburg
Air Quality
Sevier County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2015 303 61 1 0 0
2014 325 40 0 0 0
2013 344 21 0 0 0
2012 292 71 3 0 0
2011 248 108 9 0 0
2010 241 110 14 0 0




Gatlinburg
Water Quality
Lower French Broad Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 83 0 17
2010 84 0 16
2008 83 0 17
2006 90 0 10
2004 92 0 8
2002 92 0 8




Gatlinburg
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway plus 8 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
60 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Gatlinburg Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 25 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 36 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 73 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 85 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 57 in 35 in



Gatlinburg Elevation
1,454 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Gatlinburg
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 1.5% 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



Gatlinburg
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Oconee (3) 70 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Watts Bar (2) 75 miles
Sequoyah (2) 95 miles



Gatlinburg
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,159 5,915
HDD 4,362 4,662
CDD 797 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Gatlinburg Area)
Gatlinburg 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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