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Boise Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Boise
Air Quality
Ada County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 182 155 23 3 2
2016 218 134 13 1 0
2015 268 80 13 4 0
2014 321 43 0 1 0
2013 293 60 3 0 0




Boise
Water Quality
Lower Boise Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 12 0 88
2010 na na na
2008 0 0 100
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 4 0 96




Boise
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Minidoka Internment National Monument 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
52 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Boise Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 22 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 29 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 72 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 19 in 35 in



Boise Elevation
3,885 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Boise
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 8% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Boise
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 245 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Boise
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,973 5,915
HDD 6,325 4,662
CDD 648 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Boise Area)
Boise 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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