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Retire To Vail, CO

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Vail
Air Quality
Summit/Eagle Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2016 122 0 0 0 0
2015 122 2 0 0 0
2014 115 0 0 0 0
2013 276 24 0 0 0
2012 119 4 0 0 0
2011 314 4 0 0 0




Vail
Water Quality
Eagle Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 66 0 34
2010 99 0 1
2008 99 0 1
2006 98 0 2
2004 99 0 1
2002 95 0 5




Vail
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park plus 3 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
84 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 1 11



Vail Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 2 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 14 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 58 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 75 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 20 in 35 in



Vail Elevation
8,270 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Vail
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood No Risk Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Vail
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 560 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Vail
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 10,646 5,915
HDD 10,646 4,662
CDD 0 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Vail Area)
Vail 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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