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Through the Back Door! by Jim Kuebelbeck It is a commonly accepted belief “all available groundwater sources originate within the natural hydro- logic cycle”. It is also an accepted belief that rain and snowmelt subsequently seep into the earth to be contained within what geologists and hydrogeologists refer to as aquifers. In simplistic terms, aquifers are water-bearing geologic formations beneath the surface where water from the surface has percolated through the soil until it encounters an impervious stratum and is contained within that structure. Sometimes these aquifers or containment areas are widespread. Other times, these aquifers are rather small, and the continual withdrawal of water from these aquifers at a rate faster than they can naturally “recharge” through the hydrologic cycle often results in a decrease in the volume of the previously available water. In my work as a water dowser, I have been forced to deviate from some of these commonly held beliefs about the natural occurrence and availability of groundwater sources. I fully realize this puts me at odds with many in the water-related community, but I no longer believe “all available groundwater sources originate within 'only' the natural hydrologic cycle”. A heretic I may be, but a person can only make judgment and arrive at conclusions based upon what one has witnessed and experienced. I had long been puzzled by the fact certain water dowsers were able to locate satis- factory groundwater supplies in the midst of numerous previously drilled dry holes. Even more puzzling to me was the fact the water sources located by especially competent water dowsers appeared not to be affected by the variations of the natural hydrologic cycle. In the early 1970s and the mid-1980s, Central Minnesota experienced periods of extreme drought. During that time, many wells in rural Minnesota either dried up completely or decreased in volume. During these periods of drought, none of the wells I had located previously by my dowsing methods dried up or decreased in volume! What could possibly account for this? I could only come to the conclusion the water sources I had been able to locate were being fed from an entirely different source. From what I had been led to believe about the natural occurrence of groundwater, this just didn't make any sense to me. How could I explain this? Everything I had been led to believe about the widely accepted belief of groundwater occurrence no longer fit into my ingrained mindset. In the next WWDR , I will present my theory about what I believe to be true about another groundwater source. I'm sure many will disagree with my hypothesis, but based upon my unscientific research over the years, I'm willing to accept any challenge or criticism which might ensue. The statements and comments in this article are based on information and ref- erences believed to be true and factual. If you have any questions or comments, please forward them to me in care of WWDR . Jim Jim Kuebelbeck may be contacted via e-mail to michele@ 19 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® OCTOBER 2020 Theory: The general or abstract principles of a body of fact - a plausible or scientifically ac- ceptable general principle or body of princi- ples offered. ~ Webster's College Dictionary EXB