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Valdosta Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Valdosta
Air Quality
Lowndes County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 241 89 0 1 0
2016 276 51 0 0 0
2015 276 81 0 0 0
2014 245 94 0 0 0
2013 286 74 3 0 0




Valdosta
Water Quality
Aucilla & Alapaha Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 7 0 93
2010 14 0 86
2008 9 0 91
2006 18 0 82
2004 7 0 93
2002 7 0 93




Valdosta
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Cumberland Island National Seashore 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
2 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 8 11



Valdosta Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 38 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 50 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 81 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 92 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 53 in 35 in



Valdosta Elevation
185 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Valdosta
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 10
Flood Moderate Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Valdosta
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Hatch (2) 95 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Valdosta
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,091 5,915
HDD 1,782 4,662
CDD 2,309 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Valdosta Area)
Valdosta 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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