The flow around a rotating cylinder has been investigated at the experimental water basins. The tangential velocity generated by the rotation of the cylinder decreases linearly with the logarithmic value of the distance from the cylinder surface, and has a constant distribution in the radial direction regardless of the rotation speed. The distance at which the tangential velocity becomes zero is about 4.35 times of the cylinder radius from the cylinder center. The energy transfer is greater near the cylinder than far from the cylinder and proportional to the proportionality coefficient A of the linear equation of velocity distribution. In a narrow water basin, the influence of the rotation is not absorbed completely to the water and a flow was formed in the water basin.