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