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.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Summer 2016 REU Hydropedology Crew at Hubbard Brook
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Cody running the total station.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Cody coloring soils.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
JP installing groundwater wells.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
WS3 in the fall.