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