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