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