Joined: Feb 15, 2005 Posts: 354 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:32 am Post subject: Borewell
My friend has a farm, and a water diviner was taken to the place. He identified 3 spots. In the spot where the most water was to be found, the borewell guys drilled down upto 750 ft... and still no water! Water was supposed to be found between 350-450 ft.
Now, another diviner went to my friend's farm, and located yet another spot where there was supposed to be water. He says, that all the other 3 spots had only a small stream flowing below... but the new point that he identified had a junction where 3 streams meet.
I would like to know if there is any POSITIVE and scientific method to locate spots where there is water. What I've observed is that these diviners use twigs and twirl it in their hands, or some such thing. I know how this works, and am not scoffing at it, but I am looking for a more concrete method.
Also... the new diviner told my friend that if he doesn't drill in the new spot immediately, the source of water may shift. I am unable to comprehend how this would happen.
Please help me to understand how all this works, and also if any of you know of any good geologist in Bangalore, please put him across to me. Sorry if I used the wrong terminologies... I am still trying to figure all this out.
Joined: Aug 17, 2004 Posts: 54 Location: LA & Cochin
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:17 am Post subject:
assuming that you dont have any hills with uncommon layering of porous water-trapping rocks with non porous rocks around, the water table should be at a uniform depth for a given region. water diviner is another word for con artist.
Joined: Mar 29, 2005 Posts: 247 Location: Delhi, India
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:41 am Post subject:
When I was studying in Belgaum, my room mate was from Shimoga, (these days he is in Bangalore), this fellow used to tell me of people who locate water using sticks and stuff like that.
He told me that these people are blessed and the reputed ones pay for the drilling if no water is found at the depth they claimed water would be.
Also, that they charge huge fee.
We tried figuring out scientific explanation to this, but failed.
Only way to determine water body under ground is by use of sound waves, sonar technology. But then how they do it remains a mystery. I had actually forgotten about it, but now that you mentioned it, I am curious all over again.
We up here in norther part of the country don't have such people. Nor here it is required to used such heavy duty drill machines. The land is soft here.
I haven't seen people not finding water when they drill here. Water will be found, only thing what matters here is the depth. If the water table is high(if not many people in your locality have dug borewells, then good chances are that water will be found close to the surface, else not
lets hope we get an answer to the what we seek
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