Floods are generally natural occurrences, which means they are likely to have benefits for Earth, even if they are destructive to property or lives.
Before a man made dam system was built in Egypt, the Nile River flooded every year at the end of June.
The event brought joy to the Egyptians after months of arid summer had dried up the land. The floods brought much needed irrigation and fertile silt for crops, as well as drinking, bathing, and swimming water.
Floods in other dry climates—in China and Cambodia—have been seen as lifelines.