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Hanover Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Hanover
Air Quality
York/Luzerne Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 310 55 0 0 0
2016 236 125 5 0 0
2015 200 156 9 0 0
2014 267 97 1 0 0
2013 246 116 4 0 0




Hanover
Water Quality
Gunpowder-Patapsco & Susquehanna Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 63 0 37
2004 na na na
2002 37 0 63




Hanover
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Gettysburg National Military Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park plus 62 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
15 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 17 11



Hanover Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 21 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 30 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 75 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 39 in 35 in



Hanover Elevation
600 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Hanover
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake .3% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Hanover
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Three Mile Island (1 30 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Peach Bottom (2) 40 miles
Salem (2) 80 miles
Limerick (2) 80 miles
Hope Creek (1) 90 miles
Susquehanna (2) 90 miles



Hanover
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,190 5,915
HDD 5,257 4,662
CDD 933 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Hanover Area)
Hanover 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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