The summer season ends in early June. The rainy season often sets in in the middle of June. Rainwater flows down into a river and swells it. This swell of water in the river is flooded.
In rains, all land goes underwater. The rural sides look like the sea. The village roads get muddy. Wild water plants grow all over. These roads lie hidden.
Frogs, snakes and rain worms crawl about. The croak of frogs, shrill cries of insects deafen the ear. Walking from place to place become difficult. Men go across the river by country boats.
The rains are a blessing to the farmer. He feels merry over his work in the field. Flood leaves enough silt in the field. The field becomes fertile and healthy growth of crops. Hence flood is helpful for the farmers.
High floods are dreadful. The river overflows the banks. Breaches are made here and there. Through these floods, water rushes down low lands. It washes off the crops and houses. Animals die in large numbers. Some lose their homes and rush on high lands for shelter. Diseases like fever, dysentery, cold and cough attack men.
But despite this harm, flood is needful. Without plenty of water, the rural scene loses its charm. Flood is also helpful to man. It brings plenty to him. Flood turns a waterless land into a rich, smiling source of the flow of grain and other foodstuffs.