Unformatted text preview: rains provide for a great bulk of its agriculture—providing the ability to grow crops such as cotton, rice, and other grains. Monsoons also provide a relief from the strenuous summer heat for inhabitants. Lastly, with rivers overflowing due to abundant rainfall, it provides large amounts of silt—creating rich and fertile soil. However, Monsoon rainfall also raises a plethora of problems as well. In some cities that are lacking in adequate infrastructure, heavy rainfall can adversely affect roads and sewer systems leading to potential casualties. Also due to the unpredictability of monsoons, the economy of these heavily populated areas can take a gigantic hit if there are minor fluctuations in rainfall patterns. Last of all, monsoons provide for ideal breeding grounds for diseases. This is something especially worrisome in heavily populated areas, where human contact is frequent....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course GEOG 123 taught by Professor Rogalaski during the Fall '05 term at SUNY Geneseo.
- Fall '05