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