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Galveston Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Galveston
Air Quality
Galveston County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 287 63 6 0 0
2016 287 73 6 0 0
2015 282 65 15 3 0
2014 311 53 1 0 0
2013 322 43 0 0 0




Galveston
Water Quality
East, North & West Galveston Bays Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 0 0 100
2012 na na na
2010 21 0 79
2008 36 0 64
2006 33 0 67
2004 38 0 62
2002 46 0 54




Galveston
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Big Thicket National Preserve 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
0 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 5 11



Galveston Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 50 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 56 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 84 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 89 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 44 in 35 in



Galveston Elevation
10 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Galveston
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake .1% 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



Galveston
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
South Texas (2) 75 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Galveston
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,276 5,915
HDD 1,008 4,662
CDD 3,268 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Galveston Area)
Galveston 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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