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Charlotte Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Charlotte
Air Quality
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 0 0 0 0 0
2016 227 130 7 2 0
2015 192 162 11 0 0
2014 253 112 0 0 0
2013 278 87 0 0 0




Charlotte
Water Quality
Lower Catawba Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 0 0 100
2010 0 0 100
2008 0 0 100
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 na na na




Charlotte
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Kings Mountain National Military Park, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site plus 5 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
7 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 19 11



Charlotte Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 32 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 42 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 90 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 80 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 44 in 35 in



Charlotte Elevation
782 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Charlotte
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Moderate Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Charlotte
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
McGuire (2) 20 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Catawba (2) 40 miles
Robinson (1) 70 miles



Charlotte
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,843 5,915
HDD 3,162 4,662
CDD 1,681 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Charlotte Area)
Charlotte 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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