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