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