Sundays rains showed that the monsoon was by no means over, and more destruction has been predicted before the rains come to an end. There have been floods all over the country, with 85 people killed so far, while deaths have been reported in Sanghar, Khipro and Nawabshah districts. Flooding in the beds of the Ravi and Sutlej has caused the destruction of villages in Sahiwal and Burewala, with the result that there has been widespread destruction of crops, which have also been lost in Muzaffargarh. While the floods have not been as heavy as the record ones of last year, the flooding has been immense, and has washed away the homes of thousands of people. Various irrigation works are threatened which, if they give way, will mean more devastation and tens of thousands more being rendered homeless. Even though the rehabilitation of those ruined by last years floods is by no means complete, more have been added to the list of those ruined. Clearly, natures wrath and destructiveness is not going to wait on bureaucratic apathy, high-handedness or corruption. The authorities have resorted to a traditional approach to the problem, which is annual, and is expected by some experts to get worse in coming years due to global warming. What is needed is a more aware and nuanced approach where the entire flood cycle is viewed as a year-long activity rather than an annual surprise. Though the present government prides itself on its strength in the areas which are now bearing the brunt of the floods, it has so far not shown any sign of sympathy for the people affected, let alone of any measures which would indicate any hope for the future. Perhaps the measure most needed for flood control is the implementation of the Kalabagh Dam project, which has the additional advantage of providing more irrigation water and hydro-electricity, not to mention that it is ready with a complete feasibility. Last years floods moved more Pakistanis towards this, and so should the floods this year.