In this investigation the conduct of pellicular water influenced by adhesion forces in fine grain soils of different age and at different degrees of consolidation is demonstrated. Because of sparse observational data the results rather indicate a general trend and do not claim to represent absolute values. It is the hope of the author that this work will gradually lead to a better insight into that part of hydrology which until recently has not been much investigated and that it will be of help to the hydrologists making inventory of the areal water regime in the country.

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