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Athens Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Athens
Air Quality
Clarke County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 314 46 0 0 0
2016 295 61 4 2 0
2015 302 56 0 0 0
2014 251 107 0 0 0
2013 272 93 0 0 0




Athens
Water Quality
Upper Oconee Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 17 0 83
2012 66 0 34
2010 63 0 37
2008 16 0 84
2006 17 0 83
2004 16 0 84
2002 18 0 82




Athens
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Ninety Six National Historic Site, Trail of Tears National Historical Trail plus 4 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
68 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 14 11



Athens Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 33 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 42 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 80 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 90 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 48 in 35 in



Athens Elevation
800 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Athens
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .3% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Athens
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Oconee (3) 60 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Athens
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,646 5,915
HDD 2,861 4,662
CDD 1,785 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Athens Area)
Athens 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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