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Las Cruces Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Las Cruces
Air Quality
Dona Ana County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 131 200 27 4 3
2016 154 197 12 2 1
2015 174 179 11 1 0
2014 222 128 8 4 3
2013 179 151 21 7 7




Las Cruces
Water Quality
El Paso-Las Cruces Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 26 0 74
2012 1 0 99
2010 2 0 98
2008 2 0 98
2006 1 0 99
2004 47 0 53
2002 62 0 38




Las Cruces
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
White Sands National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument plus 3 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
5 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 4 11



Las Cruces Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 21 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 39 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 79 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 95 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 12 in 35 in



Las Cruces Elevation
4,266 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Las Cruces
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake 4.5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Las Cruces
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 360 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Las Cruces
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,182 5,915
HDD 3,818 4,662
CDD 1,364 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Las Cruces Area)
Las Cruces 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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