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Retire To Winter Haven, FL

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Winter Haven
Air Quality
Polk County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2015 314 50 1 0 0
2014 300 65 0 0 0
2013 323 42 0 0 0
2012 303 60 3 0 0
2011 283 78 1 0 0
2010 281 83 1 0 0




Winter Haven
Water Quality
Peace Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 11 0 89
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 na na na




Winter Haven
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
De Soto National Memorial and Canaveral National Seashore 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
7 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 10 11



Winter Haven Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 51 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 62 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 82 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 93 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 50 in 35 in



Winter Haven Elevation
145 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Winter Haven
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 0% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Winter Haven
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Crystal River (1) 80 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Saint Lucie (2) 100 miles



Winter Haven
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,089 5,915
HDD 538 4,662
CDD 3,551 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Winter Haven Area)
Winter Haven 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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