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