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Medford Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Medford
Air Quality
Jackson County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 235 99 16 10 5
2016 306 60 0 0 0
2015 234 102 18 10 1
2014 270 93 2 0 0
2013 211 131 12 9 2




Medford
Water Quality
Upper Rogue, Middle Rogue & Applegate Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 32 0 68
2004 na na na
2002 29 0 71




Medford
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Crater Lake National Park, Redwood National Park plus 2 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
34 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 8 11



Medford Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 31 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 39 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 70 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 21 in 35 in



Medford Elevation
1,457 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Medford
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano High Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Medford
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 360 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Medford
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,320 5,915
HDD 4,894 4,662
CDD 426 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Medford Area)
Medford 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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