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