Leadership

SPRING RAINS AND NEW YORK’S WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 22 and Volume 29.

SPRING RAINS AND NEW YORK’S WATER SUPPLY. MAY, 1901, will go down to posperity as the wettest that New York has ever experienced. In May 1886, fell the next greatest rainfall officially recorded for thirty years in this city—namely 6.53 inches. In 1877, the lowest was recorded—namely,0.73 of one inch. This year’s “Month of Flowers” shows a most unhappy record. Up to Monday last inclusive—twenty-seven days—on which day the rainfall was 1.6 inches, there were only nine days during some hour of which it was not raining. Of the twenty-seven days there have been eight during which the sun shone at fitful intervals— just long enough to allow a man to forget his umbrella, and on twelve days of the twenty-seven sunshine was a thing of dim recollection only, it having rained almost every hour. This record had not been equaled since 1886 until 1898, when it was surpassed. During…

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