The Big D
The Big D [thee·big·dee] n. Drought, a Stanford nemesis which fights the University's efforts to burnish a well manicured image.
NOTES: (Circa 2014) Stanford used over 500k gallons of water a day for athletics fields plus another ~300k gallons a day on the golf course alone. R&DE (i.e., student housing services) only used ~230k gallons a day. Ref: The Stanford Daily, September 26, 2014 "Water usage at Stanford: The quick facts" by Jacqueline Carr.