Over at my house we’re managing well (at least so far) during the deluge but I will admit that the relentless rain is starting to wear on me a little. There is, of course, nothing new under the sun and it does make me feel a bit better to think about that. In that spirit, let’s return to the Rice-Texas dual track meet in the spring of 1922, held in a driving rain that led to a massive campus flood:
The mess made enough of an impression that our friend Jack Glenn memorialized it in a full page cartoon in the Campanile:
We have some pictures of the results of this rain storm and they are sobering. In that second one you can see Harris Gully in full flood:
Bonus: A loyal reader sends this image from yesterday. Unlike 1922 this drained off quickly. A hundred years of flood mitigation efforts have paid off.
Extra bonus: From the same reader, Rice Village.