It’s rained quite a bit the last couple of days.
Not this much, though:
The photo is unlabeled, but context suggests that it might have been taken around the same time as this one, which is dated 1994 and credited to Brian Yoo:
Both images came from Thresher files and the guy’s haircut in the top picture wouldn’t be inconsistent with what I remember of 1994. I had small children, then, however, so I might have that all wrong.
Bonus: As long as you’re here you might as well go ahead and take the tour.
Another possibility is 1976. There was a monumental rainstorm that spring.
Sump Pump 10 must have been working pretty hard that day.
The flood of 1976 was on 15 June.
The 1994 flood was October 17 – Rice beating Texas in football the night before was just the first sign of the coming apocalypse.
The Crown Victoria police car is a ’91 at the earliest, you can tell by the horizontal chrome strip on the C-pillar. That would tend to indicate ’94, which I should remember but don’t.
Not for nothing we called it “Willie’s Rice Marsh”
If we saw more of the Main quad landscaping we could make a better guess. There was a major remodel of the quad in about 1981 or so. Melissa, do you have any quad shots that show when those cypress trees appeared there? My memory is of oak trees in the quad in 1976 when I arrived at Rice.