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Retire To Palm Springs, CA

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Palm Springs
Air Quality
Riverside County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2016 44 193 86 37 0
2015 42 184 105 32 0
2014 18 226 102 17 0
2013 36 226 89 12 0
2012 26 205 116 18 0
2011 23 211 109 19 0




Palm Springs
Water Quality
Southern Mojave & Salton Sea Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 46 22 32
2002 48 18 36




Palm Springs
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Joshua Tree National Park and Cabrillo National Monument 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
37 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 5 11



Palm Springs Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 44 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 57 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 92 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 108 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 5 in 35 in



Palm Springs Elevation
425 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Palm Springs
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 100% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Palm Springs
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
San Onofre (2) 45 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Palm Springs
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,175 5,915
HDD 951 4,662
CDD 4,224 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Palm Springs Area)
Palm Springs 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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