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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
16d07h40m @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway) [ID] Canoe run through Surprise 1770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
17d05h40m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa Section 1 River Trip 1660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
41d06h40m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River Trip 1110 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
110d07h40m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
118d06h40m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
119d06h40m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] Smith River Trip 1270 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
120d04h40m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1320 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
121d06h40m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith 1370 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
122d03h40m @Chetco 2) Craggie Creek to South Fork (Chetco Gorge) [OR] Chetco River trip 577 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
123d04h40m @Siuslaw 1) Milepost 3 to Swisshome (Lake Creek) [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
123d05h40m @Siuslaw 2) Lake Creek to near Mapleton [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
123d05h40m @Lake Creek Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River [OR] Lake Creek 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
125d02h19m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 2150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
162d05h40m @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River trip 1470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
164d06h40m @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge [OR] Row River Trip 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
165d05h40m @Drift Creek (Siletz) North Creek to Covered Bridge [OR] Drift Creek 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
169d04h40m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Skykomish 2640 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
176d05h40m @Wind 3. Stabler to High Bridge [WA] Climax 760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
203d06h40m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
217d06h40m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Rafting on the Lochsa

Detail Trip Report  Rafting on the Lochsa  @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek), ID(7.13MB .jpeg)

Kids on the Lochsa

Detail Trip Report  Kids on the Lochsa  @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek), ID(6.29MB .jpeg)

Indian Creek Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Indian Creek Rapid  @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek), ID(6.80MB .jpeg)

Ducky on the Lochsa

Detail Trip Report  Ducky on the Lochsa  @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek), ID(6.49MB .jpeg)

Lochsa Section 1 River Trip

Detail Trip Report  Lochsa Section 1 River Trip  @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek), ID(7.04MB .jpeg)

Raft on Handy Creek Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Raft on Handy Creek Rapid  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.88MB .jpeg)

Kids on the Lochsa

Detail Trip Report  Kids on the Lochsa  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.92MB .jpeg)

Kids on the Lochsa

Detail Trip Report  Kids on the Lochsa  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.92MB .jpeg)

Fire Creek Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Fire Creek Rapid  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(5.78MB .jpeg)

Split Creek Pack Bridge Access

Detail Trip Report  Split Creek Pack Bridge Access  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.92MB .jpeg)

Surprise Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Surprise Rapid  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.14MB .jpeg)

Canoe run through Surprise

Detail Trip Report  Canoe run through Surprise  @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway), ID(6.53MB .jpeg)


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