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.
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
JP installing groundwater wells.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Summer 2016 REU Hydropedology Crew at Hubbard Brook
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Cody running the total station.
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
WS3 in the fall.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Cody coloring soils.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!