Its estimated that up 20 million gallons of water flooded UCLA’s campus on Tuesday when a 93-year-old water main busted, spewing water 30 feet into the air and sending water throughout many of the streets and buildings on campus.
While no injuries were reported, several campus buildings and facilities were flooded, notably the Pauley Pavilion athletic center, which was just recently renovated for $132 million. The Wooden Center and J.D. Morgan Center were other notable facilities that were badly damaged by the flood waters.
To make matters more complicated, the massive water main break comes at a time when Californians are being urged to conserve water due to the state’s drought-like conditions. Here’s a look at the widespread water damage in photos below. Needless to say, this is going to be one huge restoration job.
ODD STORY: A water main breaks and brings part of @UCLA to a dead stop. http://t.co/EtEqEMMH5c RT #uclaflood pic.twitter.com/tFaincDjEm— WLNS Newsroom (@WLNS) July 30, 2014
PHOTO: The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos http://t.co/HwFAYXWKHi pic.twitter.com/o5QGFSiwtL— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 30, 2014
PHOTOS: Broken water main causes massive flooding at UCLA, Pauley Pavilion - http://t.co/KnXmMt9v4y RT @goodmanespn: pic.twitter.com/pc59VbGibS— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) July 30, 2014
Water main break floods UCLA campus: http://t.co/IC7FzEyYFx pic.twitter.com/NifB0C3RIQ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 30, 2014
Water main break floods parts of UCLA campus. No classes canceled. http://t.co/YQsMJW3sey pic.twitter.com/A4FuAdJ2Uy— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 30, 2014
Here is a photo of UCLA men's basketball locker room. Flooding. pic.twitter.com/latTmyyCny— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 30, 2014
Crazy photos. RT @UCLA_Nation: We're practically underwater right now. You can hardly even recognize parts of Campus. pic.twitter.com/4405kn2ljt— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 30, 2014
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