Media reports relating to water issues in general.
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Northern Daily Leader wrote:A dying artform: water diviners few and far between
WALKING across a parched paddock with a thick, hooped wire over one shoulder and a metal rod in one hand, southeast South Australian farmer Roger Fiebig says he has received the odd quizzical look from passers by in the past five decades.
The tools are just a couple in the arsenal of a dying breed - the water diviner.
The old water-finding practice of divining, or dowsing, is shrouded in mystique - it is known as water witching in the USA - and has its fair share of skeptics but also an equal share of staunch believers.
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Such a shame that they are having trouble finding new dowsers in South Australia. However, the art seems to be doing pretty well in New South Wales
Anyone fancy moving out to Oz to help out?
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I like the idea of a hooped dowsing rod, I have to make one of those tomorrow now, Im always on the lookout for new methods of dowsing.I often in the past used an old car aerial, those expanding ones, but its not something you can use inside the car today, poke someones eyes out !! I know my mate Kevin had a 6 feet dowsing rod he used at the Rollrights, but I thought that a little extreme. For water I dont think you can beat the old Y rod, its a natural means and has been used for hundreds perhaps thousands of years now, sometimes the old ways are the best. If people want new water supplies they can always ask folk here on this forum, sure enough dowsers are here that will help.
Near Melendella where the dowsing chap lives seems a bit dry to the east of him, while to the nw and north water can be found I feel. Perhaps he drained all the natural springs to the east in the past helping his farmer friends, or the soil and rock here does not hold the water as well ?? Like he says you might have to go deeper to find water now, the springs have dropped in water levels over time, its natural if you taking more water out than can be replaced in natural sumps.
Water springs run just east of the top Melendella and Horstmann Rd, running nw to se across the fields, ONLY 7 PINTS a minute but its drinking water in my opinion and a 100 feet down.
If BOT is out there Hi to you, we share so much time on this web site, yet I cannot find where you live or the area, you are here more times than me,I wonder if you live anywhere near me in Bedworth Warks mate ??