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(from: Thinking of Water by Bob Fryer (published in The American Dowser, Winter 1990, v30, n1, pp55-56)
In the early 50's, a geo-chemist, metallurgist, mining engineer and dowser named Stephan Riess theorized that a vast supply of water ran under the Mojave desert large enough to supply the needs of all the people in southern California. Riess's conclusions were corroborated by a study done by civil engineers. Their findings revealed that there was as Riess called it, primary water travelling in the deep rock fault system under the desert that had nothing in common with the water in the alluvium sedimentary aquifers. This rock fissure water was also so pure that chlorination was unnecessary, and it ran like deep, life-giving veins in the earth. In fact, Riess contended that most underground water did not originate via precipitation that had gradually percolated through the soil as previously thought. Water is incompressible, so once it has reached a depth where the density of the soil becomes equal to its own, it simply cannot "seep" downward any further. He felt instead that the largest quantities of water underground were formed from the elements within the earth, and constituted primary water that had never seen the surface of the earth before. Freshwater springs that spew forth large volumes of water off the coast of islands are good examples.
As proof of his theory, Riess drilled a number of deep, successful wells, and turned barren, California desert land into fertile, productive acreage. A southern California magazine, Fortnight, ran a 2-part article in 1953, and diagnosed why such a discovery was ignored by local politicians. There was simply too much money to be made in the vast water transport systems planned that California's financial and political leadership had to ignore Riess's discovery. Riess asked, "Why should huge sums of money be spent to build pipe lines over great distances, when Mother Nature has created her own pipe lines? It is certainly far more economical to pump water vertically up 450 feet than to pump and transport it laterally for 450 miles!"
By 1958, Riess's work was noticed by the Israeli government and they invited him to find water for their new city of Eliat on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aquaba. Riess met with the then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his advisors who urged him to go ahead with his search for water as soon as possible. On May 29, 1959, the Jerusalem Post announced that the Riess-located well was sufficient enough to supply a city of more than 100,000 people including industry and outlying villages!
(from: Water Dowsing & Other Creative Alternatives by Melvin D. Saunders
The researcher who goes against current puts his credibility and career at risk. Just think about the fierce hostility of traditional medicine versus homeopathy, or the treatment reserved to Stephan Riess and Jacques Benveniste!
(from: Homage to Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) by Adelia Bertetto)
The Mystery of Water
Since antiquity, the source of water generated from deep within the Earth has been a mystery. How does one explain sources of water throughout the world that produce thousands of gallons of water per minute, often in dry areas with little rainfall or at high altitudes? There are clear examples of this phenomenon which stand out.
The Ain Figeh spring Syria alone supplies water for the over one million residents of Damascus and is also the principal source for the Barada River. A report on this spring by the World Bank reads: The principal emergence for the spring which has been enclosed in a structure since Roman times resembles an underground river several meters across which flows up and out of the limestone formation of the mountain. The total flow has averaged about 132, 000 gallons per minute."
In the 1930's, Stephan Riess, Bavarian-born mining engineer and geologist, experienced an unexpected gush of water while working in a mine shaft. The temperature, chemistry and purity suggested to Riess that it must have a completely different origin than ordinary ground water considered part of the hydrologic cycle. Following further independent research, and building on the work of other eminent geologists, he concluded that in various rock strata, deep in the earth, water was continually generated under particular conditions of temperature and pressure and forced up in rock fissures where it could be drilled for and tapped.
Finding the answer to the mystery of these unexplained water sources by locating and successfully drilling wells that produced potable water became the life work and ambition of Stephan Riess.
Conventional hydrology speaks of a static supply of water created once early in the Earth's history being constantly recycled. Stephan Riess saw new additions of water flowing vertically, from beneath the surface adding to the hydrologic cycle. This water in turn, becomes bound up on the surface partially in plants, sediments and subduction zones on its way back to the Earth's mantle.
These new additions occur frequently where there is faulted, igneous and metamorphic rock and can be intercepted to replace contaminated supplies and provide new sources of water in arid areas. Riess' concept of Earth-generated water adds a new dynamic to the science of hydrology.
Water from the Trinity Springs rises under its own pressure from an isolated, ancient source through the faulted granite quartz formations of the Idaho batholith. The spring water spends time inside the Earth at temperatures exceeding 300F and surfaces at its source at 140F after traveling from a depth of many miles underground.
Ongoing research on the Trinity Springs water has revealed an interesting geochemistry and remarkable recharge/discharge and travel mechanisms for these thermal waters unlike any other water source in the region. The scientific investigation continues in laboratories specially equipped for high pressure experiments and with new techniques for isotope analysis.
Stephan Riess, through his study of mine flooding, developed a science of locating flows of Earth-generated water. These waters which often deposit minerals and flood out mines occur worldwide as spectacular springs and are even more accessible by drilling into hidden rock structure. The Riess Institute's scientific application of petrology, mineralogy, structural geology, aerial reconnaissance and remotely sensed data, offers "new water" for a thirsty world.
Several active Riess wells today:
Riess and his successor, Morad Eghbal, each located several wells in the late 1970's on private property both for the personal use of the owner as well as for the commercial water development for surrounding towns that needed to purchase water. These well are in operation and producing today.
The city of Cottonwood was running out of water and the traditional, professional geologists the city had hired to find water declared that there was no hope of success. The city then turned to Stephan Riess, Riess immediately located two wells for them. The first generated more than 250 gallons per minute. The second, produced over 500 gallons pre minute. At the city's request, Riess returned to locate a third well for Cottonwood's future expansion. This well produced over 550 gallons per minute. All three wells continue to supply the city of Cottonwood today.
How does the Riess Institute know where to drill for Earth-generated water?
Conventional water locators pick a spot to drill, looking for an aquifer or saturated zone in the overburden. Recently, with sophisticated satellite photography and "remote sensing," water can be found in rock using a technique called "fracture trace analysis." Large fractures are identified by satellite photography for exploratory drilling.
The Riess method uses mineralogy, petrology and structural geology precisely to locate high pressure/low temperature hydrothermal systems that have previously been encountered randomly by engineers in mine and tunnel flooding incidents.
Historically, all water is believed to come only from the hydrologic cycle. Yet, a growing body of evidence suggests that water might be generated deep within the Earth in great quantity. The Riess Institute at its Totten Field Laboratory, over the last decade, has drilled, collected and tested waters captured from great depths in a number of bore holes. Totten well #3, at 6000 ft, known to be the deepest 4 inch cored water research well in the continental US. Results from Totten #3 now indicate some waters there may not be part of the hydrologic cycle at all, but rather from deep-seated geologic interaction within the Earth's interior.
The Riess Institute identifies the dynamics of "new" water generation deep within the Earth's interior, which, after rising to the surface, is added to the Earth's hydrosphere. This vertical component of our model is linked to the horizontal components of water distribution (i.e. hydrologic cycle and theories of watersheds). As such, the Institute is able to obtain specific water signatures which identify sources of waters originating from deep within the Earth.
Morad Eghbal, Hydrogeologist
Principal Researcher and Project Manager,
The Riess Institute
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Mr Eghbal is keen to come to Australia on a speaking tour this coming May, and is calling for interest to organise such. If you think that a talk would be appreciated in your area and are willing to help facilitate such an event, please contact him directly about it. Ed.
(from: New Waters for a Thirsty World By Morad Eghbal, USA. Geomantica 31 - quarterly edition / March 2006)
The results of dowsing can be spectacular, and have been able to be proven. In the early 50s, a geo-chemist, metallurgist, mining engineer and dowser named Stephan Riess predicted that a vast supply of water ran under the Mojave Desert. Riess’s conclusions were corroborated by a study done by civil engineers. Their findings revealed that there was, as Riess called it, primary water travelling in the deep rock fault system under the desert.
As proof of his theory, Riess drilled a number of deep, successful wells, and turned barren Californian desert land into fertile, productive acreage. However, his discovery was ignored by the politicians of the day. Why? It has been claimed that there was simply too much money to be made in the water transport systems in which the politicians had a vested interest.
In 1958, Riess’s work was noticed by the Israeli government and they invited him to find water for their new city of Eliat on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aquaba. Riess met with the then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion who gave the go-ahead for his search for water. On May 29, 1959, the Jerusalem Post announced that the Riess-located well was sufficient to supply a city of more than 100,000 people including industry and outlying villages!
(from: Shaman’s Rattle: Find me some Water? by Marion Pattaya Mail thailand
Stephen Riess's theory is that primary water is generated in the rock strata when the right temperature and pressure is present. This water is then forced into fractures/fissures in the rock where it can transverse over 100's of km. Some of this water is sometimes expressed as springs, and can be either hot (thermal) or cool (17 C). This water is always moving and therefore can be detected by dowsing.
(from: Primary Water - A Definition by Rob Gourlay Geomantica Issue 32
Infinite-Energy: Issue 33 Special Water Issue
Earth-Generated Water: A Potential Solution (Morad Eghbal)
Discussion of water use and rights in the Middle East, including an analysis of the earth-generated water research of Stephan Riess.