Issue 6 and Volume 26.

CURIOUS ARTESIAN WELL IN HAWAII. A most curious phenomenon has been observed in the flow of an artesian well on Kealia plantation, Kauai, Hawaii. The water has regular variations in its flow, being lowest at 8 o’clock in the morning, gradually rising until it attains its greatest flow at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and then as gradually falling until 8 o’clock in the morning. The top of the pipe of the well is thirteen feet above sea level. At eight feet there is a flow of about 1,000,000 gallons in twenty-four hours. By adding five feet more of pipe the flow stops. The column of water in this five feet additional pipe placed to prevent the flow at 8 o’clock in the morning is at its lowest point, one and one-half inches below the top of the pipe. Then it rises until at uoon it begins to flow over…

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