Welcome to the Virginia Tech Watershed Hydrology Lab website. The lab is directed by Dr. Kevin McGuire. Thanks for checking us out!
RESEARCH TOPICS: Watershed, hillslope, and forest hydrology; runoff generation processes; tracer and isotope applications in hydrology; land use and climate change effects on watershed processes and water quality; forest watershed management and effectiveness of best management practices; and interactions between hydrology and biogeochemistry.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Cody coloring soils.
Cody running the total station.
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Digging through ice to try and find a stream.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
The Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Team.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
JP installing groundwater wells.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
WS3 in the fall.