Here are some interesting facts relating to last years rain total compared to this year in Fayette.
In 2012 Fayette recieved 22.25 inches total of rain for the entire year, as of today Fayette has recieved 21.97 inches.
In May 2013 Fayette recieved 8.67 inches of rain, In May, June, July and September 2012 Fayette recieved only 8.33 inches total during those months.
What does this all mean for the grounds staff and campus?
With all of the rain we have recieved we have located areas that are in need of drainage repairs. Ever since the rec center was built, drainage has been an issue and has had consistantly caused slow drainage and water runoff making for a difficult clean up. We designed a rain basin that up until this point has held water up to a 1.50 inch rain storm (that fell in an hour).
We are also working on projects around Parker Fox that are creating the basement to leak, and lastly continue to moniter drainage issues at Garbee Hall.
The plethora of rain has also allowed us to signifigantly cut back on our irrigation usage.
With a lot of rain other issues also present themselves. Living in a region susceptible to disease, two weeks ago we began aerating campus to allow for better water flow at the surface level as to be proactive when the warm humid weather finally arrives