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A vertically mounted water wheel that is rotated by falling water striking paddles, blades or buckets near the top of the wheel is said to be overshot. In true overshot wheels the water passes over the top of the wheel, but the term is sometimes applied to backshot or pitchback wheels where the water goes down behind the water wheel.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from Thrifty Outdoors Man

How to Pump Water Without Electricity

A water wheel uses the energy of flowing water to move the water through coiled pipe and as it spins it continues adding water through the coils. Depending upon where you set the output pipes you can move water from a creek to your field without...

from Etsy

Old Water Wheel At Philipsburg Manor Mill House New York Fine Art Print