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