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Finding Underground Water
« on: 29/06/2006 17:16:44 »
Poor farmers are suffering alot to find underground water for their land irrigation.  They are taking loans to dig bore-wells, irrestive of geologists suggestions, they couldn't find water and they are loosing money. Many farmers even taken their lives for not been able to repay their loans.

I want to find out, what is the best way to locate underground water, also it will be helpful to know how much water we can get.
Can you please help me in this regard.



 

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #1 on: 29/06/2006 19:32:18 »
Hi there venkatneetha,

You might find this link anout dowsing of interest which you can read in the mean time before some answers appear. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4126

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #2 on: 03/07/2006 19:29:11 »
I don't believe there is any easy way.
There is always the possibility that there is no water down there, in which case you would fail no matter how good a way you had found to discover it. Look for areas with springs. Also, groundwater depletion is a serious problem and if you are near other large farms that have found water, they may have lowered the water level too low for you to reach without an extremely expensive well.

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #3 on: 29/06/2006 19:32:18 »
Hi there venkatneetha,

You might find this link anout dowsing of interest which you can read in the mean time before some answers appear. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4126

Good Luck

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #4 on: 03/07/2006 19:29:11 »
I don't believe there is any easy way.
There is always the possibility that there is no water down there, in which case you would fail no matter how good a way you had found to discover it. Look for areas with springs. Also, groundwater depletion is a serious problem and if you are near other large farms that have found water, they may have lowered the water level too low for you to reach without an extremely expensive well.

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #5 on: 07/11/2006 12:04:04 »
Dear Mr. Venkatneetha,

I strongly believe in dowsing, infact I did not even know this term earlier and practicing it as a hobby.  One of my former Air Force colleagues after seeing my hand (palmistry) said that I have ‘Jalrekha’.   I did not understand and asked him to explain, he said that I have the ability to find the under ground water source.  It works something like this.  I walk with a coconut placed on my palm on a bare land and whenever I cross water source the coconut will drift or fall from my hand.  That way I am able to map the area with underground water routes with its length and breadth and at some places I will be able to feel more pressure on my palm.  After mapping the entire area points are marked at the intersection of two routs, (to dig borewell/well).  Since I am an amateur and not a professional I do not know how it works, but I tested with a number of existing bore wells and identified a number of points, all with success. 

Geologists too mark some points with help of a Megger/instrument, but I have noticed that even a very small line also get marked which results in failure.

Hence I suggest you first mark points with a dowsing person and cross check with geologists.

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #6 on: 07/11/2006 16:14:51 »
water is made of the elements hydrogen and oxygen.  The two hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom in a covalent bond to make the mollecule look somthing like mickey mouse ears. Because of this unusual placement, the electrons in the shared bond spend more time traveling through the oxygen atom than they spend in the hydrogen atom.  As a result, the water mollecule is given poles, where the oxygen has a slight negative charge and the hydrogen has a slight positive charge.  These positive/negative attractions become stronger with the more water there is.  When you hold the two divining rods parallel to eachother, they start to make an X as you get close to the water, because this positive/negative attraction is pulling on the divining rods.  They stop being pulled at the X because that is the point similar to a ball at the bottom of a crater, it cannot be forced any other way with the current interaction.

If my explanation is wrong, does anybody have any better idea?
 

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Re: Finding Underground Water
« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2006 23:51:23 »
Would it not be an idea to look at geological maps as certain rock types are known to be good aquifers in that they store water... If you look at surrounding lithologies and the how the strata are behaving sub-surface, you may be able to get an idea of where either the water table is likely to be close to the surface OR where water is most likely to collect or break the surface (springs).
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/07/2008 18:14:45 »
Dowsers use all sorts of clues, including sub-conscious ones.
Whether ir not there is an 'extra' sense is not yet proved - sounds unlikely to me.
 

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