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