Great news! After a better than average monsoon in most of India, albeit with dangerous flooding in many parts, here in Tapovan we can report that we have finally come out of the last several years of extreme drought conditions. We experienced a very gentle monsoon with many days of continuous light showers. There was also very good rain in the catchment areas of Maharashtra which feed our water system. In fact the Girna dam near Malegaon, which supplies much of our water, released water into the Girna river and this water finds its way to our nearby Bhokabari lake. After several years of being completely dry this lake now is 50% full. And this water should provide enough to sustain us through the long hot summer next year.