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NLAB 334 - Community Assessment Sources

Sources providing statistical data, and other types of information, at the national, state, and local level.

Environment and Climate

Environment and Climate

AirData (EPA) - This resource is the primary hub for the Environmental Protection Agency's air data. While many statistics and maps are available directly, looking for raw data requires creating a free account to access the database. Note that data will vary in coverage, as monitoring sites are not in all cities.

Disaster Declarations (FEMA) - This resource collects all of FEMA's disaster declarations in a central location. It can be further filtered by state, disaster type, and year. Note that areas affected within the state are usually given at the parish level, and each disaster has to be looked at individually.

MyEnvironment (EPA) - This searchable tool gathers environment and climate information on a particular city.  The information is presented in categories including air quality, water quality, and climate. While the search is at the city level, some information may only be available at the parish and/or state level.

National Weather Service (NOAA) - This website allows you to search for a location to see current weather. It also provides information on past weather and statistics, such as weather related fatalities. Note that the scope of the information varies.

Superfund Site Status Summaries (EPA) - This resource provides information regarding superfund sites; superfund sites are locations polluted with hazardous materials. From this page, you can look at all superfund sites in Louisiana, which are spread in various cities. Examples of superfund sites are landfills and bodies of water.

USGS Water-Quality Data for Louisiana - This resource acts as a portal for finding water quality data in Louisiana. It features current conditions and daily data, statistics, and field/lab samples. Note that data will vary in coverage, as monitoring sites are not in all cities. Much of the information is available at the parish level.

USGS Water Resources of Louisiana  - This website features numerous statistics, maps, and other information regarding water in Louisiana. Topics include both groundwater, well water, flooding, and drought. Note that the data will vary in currency and coverage, as monitoring sites are not in all cities/parishes. Much of the information is at parish level.

USGS Water Resources Fact Sheets (Parish) - These factsheets from the USGS offer more comprehensive looks at the water resources of various parishes. Note that currency varies.

      Acadia
      Allen
      Ascension
      Assumption
      Beauregard
      Bossier
      Caddo
      Calcasieu
      Caldwell
      Cameron
      Catahoula
      Claiborne
      Concordia
      De Soto
      East Baton Rouge
      East Feliciana
      Iberia
      Jefferson
      Jefferson Davis
      Lafayette
      Lafourche
      La Salle
      Livingston
      Natchitoches
      Orleans
      Ouachita
      Plaquemines
      Rapides
      Sabine
      St. Bernard
      St. Charles
      St. Helena
      St. James
      St. John the Baptist
      St. Mary
      St. Tammany
      Tangipahoa
      Terrebonne
      Vermilion
      Vernon
      Washington
      Webster
      West Baton Rouge
      West Feliciana