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