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