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