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Profile

Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012
Tom first got his start paddling and playing in the water during early childhood canoe trips to the Adirondacks in upstate New York. After a brief diversion as a competitive swimmer and water polo player through high school and college, Tom came back to paddling and began his first serious whitewater while living in Japan and shortly thereafter became a full-fledged fanatic with the University of Wisconsin Hoofers. Tom has traveled across the country and around the globe in search of great rivers and most recently completed a final descent of the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges, before the gates were closed on the world's largest dam. Tom has been a volunteer with American Whitewater for more than a decade and a Regional Coordinator in the Pacific Northwest for the past several years. Tom received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University before completing his graduate work in aquatic ecology at the University of Wisconsin where he received his PhD. In recent years Tom has worked at the University of Washington where his research projects have focused on the dynamics of nutrients returning salmon bring to river ecosystems and the structural development of riparian forests along large floodplain rivers. Tom has experience working with resource agencies including the National Park Service and Forest Service as many of his research projects have been conducted on public land. Tom has also taught courses in aquatic ecology, including watershed ecology and management, both at the university level and for youth programs. Bringing a wealth of experience to the organization, Tom contributes skills in river and fisheries ecology, teaching and outreach, grant writing, multimedia, web development, and inspiring local volunteers to help build American Whitewater's stewardship program. He is based in Seattle, WA and works closely with volunteers throughout the Pacific Northwest region on projects in Coastal WA/OR, the Columbia River watershed, Puget Sound, Fraser River watershed, coastal BC, and Alaska. In addition Tom covers project work in the Upper Midwest. And when the water's up, Tom still finds time to play on the water.

Report - Reports by Thomas O'Keefe

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
63d17h20m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] WDFW Access n/a Thomas O'Keefe
69d15h20m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
70d15h20m @Bogachiel Park Boundary to Hwy 101 [WA] Bogachiel River Trip 27.65 ft Thomas O'Keefe
82d15h20m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
93d15h20m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River 605 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
110d11h20m @Chattooga Section 4 - Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp [SC] Chattooga River Trip 1.24 ft Thomas O'Keefe
122d16h20m @Puyallup 1 - Niesson Creek to Electron [WA] Electron Hydropower Project Tour 164 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
201d16h20m @Rogue 4. Grants Pass to Grave Creek (options up to 33.4 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
232d16h20m @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway) [ID] Canoe run through Surprise 1770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
233d14h20m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa Section 1 River Trip 1660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
248d16h20m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually n/a Thomas O'Keefe
248d16h20m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
257d15h20m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River Trip 1110 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
285d16h20m @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper) [WA] Sultan River first release 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
326d16h20m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
334d15h20m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
335d15h20m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] Smith River Trip 1270 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
336d13h20m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1320 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
337d15h20m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith 1370 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
338d12h20m @Chetco 2) Craggie Creek to South Fork (Chetco Gorge) [OR] Chetco River trip 577 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


North Fork Snoqualmie

Detail Trip Report  North Fork Snoqualmie  @Snoqualmie, N. Fork 1. Big Creek to Spur 10 Bridge (Upper), WA(3.67MB .jpeg)

Mayfield Coffer Dam

Detail Trip Report  Mayfield Coffer Dam  Cowlitz, WA(5.30MB .jpeg)

Cowlitz River rapid

Detail Trip Report  Cowlitz River rapid  Cowlitz, WA(4.06MB .jpeg)

Mayfield Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Mayfield Canyon  Cowlitz, WA(3.64MB .jpeg)

Night on the Cowlitz River

Detail Trip Report  Night on the Cowlitz River  Cowlitz, WA(3.88MB .jpeg)

Campfire on the Cowlitz River

Detail Trip Report  Campfire on the Cowlitz River  Cowlitz, WA(3.97MB .jpeg)

Campfire on the Cowlitz River

Detail Trip Report  Campfire on the Cowlitz River  Cowlitz, WA(4.19MB .jpeg)

Dunn Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Dunn Canyon  Cowlitz, WA(5.60MB .jpeg)

Dunn Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Dunn Canyon  Cowlitz, WA(4.03MB .jpeg)

Launch at Riffe Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Launch at Riffe Bridge  Cowlitz, WA(5.10MB .jpeg)

Launch at Riffe Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Launch at Riffe Bridge  Cowlitz, WA(4.00MB .jpeg)

Wolf Bauer

Detail Trip Report  Wolf Bauer  @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 5 - Tanner to North Bend (The Club Stretch), WA(7.58MB .jpeg)


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