Payson

Climate Recreation Community Catastrophe

Payson
Eden Index

Climate 9.3 Recreation 5.4 Community 2.5 Safeguard

6.2/10
What is the Eden Index?

The Snoflo Eden Index serves as a comprehensive rating system for regions, evaluating their desirability through a holistic assessment of climate health, outdoor recreation opportunities, and natural disaster risk, acknowledging the profound impact of these factors on livability and well-being.


Climate Health Indicator (CHI): 9.3


Payson receives approximately 522mm of rain per year, with humidity levels near 46% and air temperatures averaging around 15°C. Payson has a plant hardyness factor of 7, meaning plants and agriculture in this region tend to thrive during the non-winter months. By considering the ideal temperature range, reliable water supplies, clean air, and stable seasonal rain or snowpacks, the Climate Health Indicator (CHI) underscores the significance of a healthy climate as the foundation for quality living.

A healthy climate is paramount for ensuring a high quality of life and livability in a region, fostering both physical well-being and environmental harmony. This can be characterized by ideal temperatures, reliable access to water supplies, clean air, and consistent seasonal rain or snowpacks.


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Recreational Opportunity Index (ROI): 5.4


The Recreational Opportunity Index (ROI) recognizes the value of outdoor recreational options, such as parks, hiking trails, camping sites, and fishing spots, while acknowledging that climate plays a pivotal role in ensuring the comfort and consistency of these experiences. Access to outdoor recreational opportunities, encompassing activities such as parks, hiking, camping, and fishing, is crucial for overall well-being, and the climate plays a pivotal role in enabling and enhancing these experiences, ensuring that individuals can engage in nature-based activities comfortably and consistently.


Camping Areas

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Bermuda Flat None 2,143 ft
Windy Hill 347 2,167 ft
Upper Tonto Creek 9 5,550 ft
Cholla 206 2,196 ft
Second Crossing 10 5,086 ft
Knoll Lake 33 7,490 ft
Houston Mesa 30 5,039 ft
Blue Ridge 10 6,932 ft
Bachelors Cove 100 2,133 ft
Cholla Bay 20 2,149 ft
Mills Cove 10 2,176 ft
Third Crossing 10 5,140 ft
Clints Well 7 6,864 ft
Water Wheel 20 4,967 ft
Indian Point 54 2,188 ft
Ponderosa 61 5,680 ft
First Crossing 7 4,865 ft
Orange Peel 20 2,121 ft
Rock Crossing 36 7,342 ft
Tonto Creek None 5,400 ft
Flowing Springs 40 4,580 ft
Kehl Springs 8 7,457 ft

Catastrophe Safeguard Index (CSI):


The Catastrophe Safeguard Index (CSI) recognizes that natural disaster risk, encompassing floods, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes, can drastically affect safety and the overall appeal of an area. The level of natural disaster risk in a region significantly affects safety and the overall livability, with climate change amplifying these risks by potentially increasing the frequency and intensity of events like floods, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes, thereby posing substantial challenges to community resilience and well-being.


Community Resilience Indicator (CRI): 2.5


The Community Resilience Indicator (CRI) recognizes that education, healthcare, and socioeconomics are crucial to the well-being of a region. The CRI acknowledges the profound impact of these elements on residents' overall quality of life. By evaluating educational resources, healthcare accessibility, and economic inclusivity, the index captures the essential aspects that contribute to a thriving community, fostering resident satisfaction, equity, and social cohesion.


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