Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Monsoon Hazards
During the monsoon, travel can get tricky. See for yourself.
Here's the Kosi River as it comes down from Almora District to the Gangetic Plain. This is the dry season.
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.
Gradually, the spate subsides, and drivers ponder when to attempt a crossing.
Finally, a tractor ventures across.
An SUV follows in tow.
Risk is fun.
He makes it across.
So does he, despite the resistance he offers.
Farther downstream, the river runs free.
Rice is happy.
Roads are wet.
A logging crew is at work cutting down roadside eucalyptus.
No machines, please. Just saws, axes, and sweat.
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