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.
See also Cross-Boundary Biogeosciences @VT and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
JP installing groundwater wells.
WS3 in the fall.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Cody running the total station.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Cody coloring soils.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.