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Pocatello Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Pocatello
Air Quality
Bingham/Bannock Counties
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 271 87 3 4 0
2016 317 49 0 0 0
2015 320 38 5 2 0
2014 322 42 0 1 0
2013 288 74 2 1 0




Pocatello
Water Quality
Blackfoot & Portneuf Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 7 0 93
2010 na na na
2008 5 0 95
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 9 0 91




Pocatello
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Grand Teton National Park, City of Rocks National Preserve plus 3 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
42 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Pocatello Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 16 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 24 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 69 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 13 in 35 in



Pocatello Elevation
4,440 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Pocatello
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake 15% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Low
Volcano Low Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Pocatello
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 415 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Pocatello
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 7,496 5,915
HDD 7,109 4,662
CDD 387 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Pocatello Area)
Pocatello 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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