“Floods are act of God. But flood losses are largely act of man” Gilbert F White

Water water everywhere 

The above image reminded me of our good friend Jez and his Water water everywhere posts.

The above image is that of one of the low lying areas and whenever there are heavy rains, the roads get flooded.

And what else do we as kids do when there is so much water all around?

You can see these two kids enjoying a makeshift boat ride.

The boat was made up of all the crap from the polystyrene boxes.

Almost looked like the boat is ready for the ride!

What a joyous ride!

Is not flooding a man-made?(as per the experts on climate change)

“When we talk of flood control, we usually think of dams and deeper river channels, to impound the waters or hurry their run-off. Yet neither is the ultimate solution, simply because floods are caused by the flow of water downhill. If the hills are wooded, that flow is checked. If there is a swamp at the foot of the hills, the swamp sponges up most of the excess water, restores some of it to the underground water supply and feeds the remainder slowly into the streams. Strip the hills, drain the boglands, and you create flood conditions inevitably. Yet that is what we have been doing for years” Hal Borland

Are we concerned at all?

“I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century — from droughts, storms, and floods to degrading water quality. We’ll see major conflicts over water and the proliferation of water refugees. We inhabit a water planet, and unless we protect, manage, and restore that resource, the future will be a very different place from the one we imagine today” Alexandra Cousteau

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- Weather photo challenge

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