Divining Rods Versus Hydrologic Data and Research

by W. B. Langbein,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-6

Document Type: Journal Paper


The history of the basic-data programs are reviewed. The divining rod as a mystical hydrologic decision-maker is contrasted with modern basic-data programs. The extent and kinds of gaps in basic data are discussed with major emphasis on the deficiencies in research and interpretation of data.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic data | Rods | History | Hydrology | Decision making

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