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Vancouver Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Vancouver
Air Quality
Clark County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 267 82 10 5 1
2016 300 64 2 0 0
2015 249 109 4 3 0
2014 282 75 7 1 0
2013 241 107 13 4 0




Vancouver
Water Quality
Lower Columbia - Sandy (Oregon) Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 56 0 44
2004 na na na
2002 18 0 82




Vancouver
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Mount Ranier National Park and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
52 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 25 11



Vancouver Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 32 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 39 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 65 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 77 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 42 in 35 in



Vancouver Elevation
210 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



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



Vancouver
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Columbia (1) 200 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Vancouver
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,187 5,915
HDD 4,990 4,662
CDD 197 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Vancouver Area)
Vancouver 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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