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Lake Placid Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Lake Placid
Air Quality
Essex County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 312 53 0 0 0
2016 333 31 2 0 0
2015 336 29 0 0 0
2014 355 10 0 0 0
2013 349 16 0 0 0




Lake Placid
Water Quality
Ausable Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 100 0 0
2010 na na na
2008 84 0 16
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 0 0 100




Lake Placid
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site, Saratoga National Historical Park plus 1 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
0 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 4 11



Lake Placid Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 5 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 16 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 66 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 78 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 40 in 35 in



Lake Placid Elevation
1,940 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Lake Placid
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake 1.5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Lake Placid
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Nine Mile Point (2) 130 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Fitzpatrick (1) 130 miles



Lake Placid
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 8,683 5,915
HDD 8,547 4,662
CDD 136 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Lake Placid Area)
Lake Placid 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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