Q- Why do Himalayan Rivers get flooded every year? What are its advantage?
Answer- The Himalayan Rivers are perennial or they carry water throughout the year. We know that these rivers get water from melting glaciers and snow in mountains. Every year due to heavy rainfall and melting of glaciers on large scale due to global warming results in an increase in the volume of water in Himalayan rivers that results in the occurrence of flood situations. That is why Himalayan Rivers get flooded every year.
There are some major advantages of flooding the Himalayan river every year. Some of these advantages are as follows:
1. The overflowing of rivers makes them stay perennial.
2. They enable the enriching of the soil in entire northern plains by providing alluvial soil.