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Retire To Provo, UT

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Provo
Air Quality
Utah County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 183 168 11 3 0
2016 223 124 17 2 0
2015 228 125 12 0 0
2014 272 86 7 0 0
2013 219 109 21 16 0




Provo
Water Quality
Provo Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 70 0 30
2008 na na na
2006 76 0 24
2004 77 0 23
2002 75 0 25




Provo
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Golden Spike National Historic Site 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
85 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 9 11



Provo Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 23 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 31 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 77 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 93 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 20 in 35 in



Provo Elevation
4,570 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Provo
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 25% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Provo
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 470 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Provo
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,292 5,915
HDD 5,264 4,662
CDD 1,028 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Provo Area)
Provo 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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