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Stamford Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Stamford
Air Quality
Fairfield County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 267 82 12 4 0
2016 223 120 16 7 0
2015 214 121 24 6 0
2014 227 129 9 0 0
2013 200 146 18 1 0




Stamford
Water Quality
Saugatuck & Long Island Sound Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 65 0 35
2010 48 0 52
2008 47 0 53
2006 35 0 65
2004 11 25 64
2002 21 10 69




Stamford
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Weir Farm National Historic Site, Castle Clinton National Monument plus 26 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
8 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 58 11



Stamford Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 19 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 29 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 74 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 85 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 53 in 35 in



Stamford Elevation
190 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Stamford
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .6% 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 Low Low



Stamford
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Indian Point (2) 25 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Millstone (2) 80 miles



Stamford
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,274 5,915
HDD 5,582 4,662
CDD 692 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Stamford Area)
Stamford 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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