I had family at the farm over the NSW long weekend and the middle nephew told me about the success of water dowsing on his property up in the Northern Rivers area.
Seems two welding rods were shaped into “L” forms and when the observer grasped one in each hand and walked over the “water” stream, the unbelieveable happened – the two welding rods rotated horizontally over coming any friction from the clenched hands. He remarked that the force was quite strong.
Mainstream hydrologists and professional sceptics reject this phenomenon but it’s easy enough to explain using basic physics.
Moving ground water generates a weak magnetic field which if an electric conductor is passed through generates a force that causes the conductor to move. It’s the Lorentz Force.
Water dowsing also works if you use a freshly cut sapling, but not if you use an old, dried out stick; it’s necessary to deploy an electrically conductive length of rod. Standing still over an underground water stream won’t work either, since the electric conductors you are holding are not moving through the magnetic field. One has to move through the magnetic field to get the dowsing rods to react.