North East monsoon arrives at last?
We have had so much rain, especially in the month of July, that the water table has been already recharged, and there doesn’t seem to be much news in the media about the North East monsoon and its arrival except for here. The article did mention that it could get active by this weekend, and sure enough, the clouds have rolled in along with the rain. The question is, how intensive is the NE monsoon likely to be this year?
I haven’t been able to locate any forecasts to share with you, and will if I come across any. However, there is general trepidation that if it is intense, we are likely to see quite a bit of flooding given the level of ground water. Still, a water surplus is always better than a deficit I suppose given past experiences. Which brings us to the question: Why can’t we do more to store the surplus water rather than let it run down the rivers and into the sea like last year? Deepen the reservoirs perhaps? Or build additional storage? If you know of such plans do share it with us. It would be good to know.