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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Monsoon Hazards

During the monsoon, travel can get tricky but life goes on. See for yourself.

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Here's the Kosi River as it comes down from Almora District to the Gangetic Plain. This is the dry season.

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A few months later and a few miles downstream. Traffic is blocked by high water at a weir. It's been blocked for at least 12 hours.

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Gradually, the spate subsides, and drivers ponder what to do.

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Finally, a tractor ventures across.

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An SUV follows in tow.

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Risk is fun.

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He makes it across.

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So does he, despite the resistance he offers.

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Farther downstream, the river runs free.

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And wide.

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Rice is happy.

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Roads are wet.

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A logging crew is at work cutting down roadside eucalyptus.

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No machines, please. Just saws, axes, and sweat.

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Buckers.

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Bark peelers.


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