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Lynchburg Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Lynchburg
Air Quality
Lynchburg City/Campbell Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 110 4 0 0 0
2016 115 5 0 0 0
2015 105 11 0 0 0
2014 101 14 0 0 0
2013 105 13 0 0 0




Lynchburg
Water Quality
Middle James-Buffalo Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 100 0 0
2012 na na na
2010 58 0 42
2008 54 0 46
2006 22 0 78
2004 45 0 55
2002 94 1 5




Lynchburg
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Shenandoah National Battlefield, Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park plus 4 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
20 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Lynchburg Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 25 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 35 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 75 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 86 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 43 in 35 in



Lynchburg Elevation
940 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



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



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



Lynchburg
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,429 5,915
HDD 4,354 4,662
CDD 1,075 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Lynchburg Area)
Lynchburg 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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