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Have you folks found groundwater yet at the Lab? This might help.

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Resistivity testing is a tried and true method for helping to find groundwater, but this device will not reliably locate water more than a meter or two down unfortunately. And even if you had higher powered unit with enough sensitivity to get readings at more than 20+ feet, it actually takes quite a bit of training to interpret the results as the data can be effected by various factors which, if not accounted for, would give you a lot of false positives.
 
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