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