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