It’s pretty wet today and they’re saying that the really heavy stuff isn’t going to come down until tomorrow. These photos from sometime in the early 1930s record the consequences of a similarly rainy bout:
I don’t care who you are, that’s impressive. Student scrapbooks and mentions of “Lovett Lake” in the Thresher and the Campanile make it clear that this was a fairly regular sight for many decades. Seventy years of working on campus drainage between then and now have reduced this problem significantly. I think the last time we had water on this scale must have been sometime in the ’70s. Which is not, of course, to say that it won’t happen again. Because I’m pretty sure it eventually will.