About

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.

Hubbard Brook WS3 field crew - summer 2011 (Scott Bailey, USFS collaborator; Maggie Burns, UMaine REU; Rebecca Bourgault, UVM; JP Gannon, VT).
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Hubbard Brook WS3 field crew - summer 2011 (Scott Bailey, USFS collaborator; Maggie Burns, UMaine REU; Rebecca Bourgault, UVM; JP Gannon, VT).
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
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Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Kris on bare dirt forest road in a loblolly pine clearcut.
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Kris on bare dirt forest road in a loblolly pine clearcut.
Kevin and Maggie paddling on Squam Lake.
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Kevin and Maggie paddling on Squam Lake.
JP installing tensiometers.
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JP installing tensiometers.
Kris and Andy Neal after installing an open-top culvert.
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Kris and Andy Neal after installing an open-top culvert.
JP and Scott Bailey (USFS) sampling a groundwater seep.
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JP and Scott Bailey (USFS) sampling a groundwater seep.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
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Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
The Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Team.
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The Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Team.
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
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Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Cody running the total station.
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Cody running the total station.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
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Virginia stream in Giles County.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
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Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
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Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Snowmelt at Hubbard Brook.
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Snowmelt at Hubbard Brook.
Squam Lake ice out.
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Squam Lake ice out.
Tyler taking a break from field work and hiking in the Whites.
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Tyler taking a break from field work and hiking in the Whites.
Ground-penetrating radar survey.
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Ground-penetrating radar survey.
Watershed 3 summer crew - 2011.
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Watershed 3 summer crew - 2011.
Preparing to hike equipment to remote locations.
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Preparing to hike equipment to remote locations.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
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Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
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Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Maggie Zimmer sampling wells.
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Maggie Zimmer sampling wells.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
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REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Stream tracer injection.
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Stream tracer injection.
Dye tracer in stream.
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Dye tracer in stream.
Cleaning in-stream dissolved organic matter sensor.
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Cleaning in-stream dissolved organic matter sensor.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology PIs.
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Hubbard Brook Hydropedology PIs.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
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JP resting after digging some soil pits.
JP installing groundwater wells.
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JP installing groundwater wells.
Kris survey erosion pins.
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Kris survey erosion pins.
Cody coloring soils.
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Cody coloring soils.
Catena from FOR 4354 - Forest Soils and Hydrology.
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Catena from FOR 4354 - Forest Soils and Hydrology.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
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Joel with bore-hole permeameter.