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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
51d17h53m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] Canyon Falls 2100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
53d20h53m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River Trip 3480 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
95d00h39m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
108d20h53m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2090 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
147d22h53m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] WDFW Access n/a Thomas O'Keefe
153d20h53m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
154d20h53m @Bogachiel Park Boundary to Hwy 101 [WA] Bogachiel River Trip 27.65 ft Thomas O'Keefe
166d20h53m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
177d20h53m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River 605 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
194d16h53m @Chattooga Section 4 - Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp [SC] Chattooga River Trip 1.24 ft Thomas O'Keefe
206d21h53m @Puyallup 1 - Niesson Creek to Electron [WA] Electron Hydropower Project Tour 164 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
285d21h53m @Rogue 4. Grants Pass to Grave Creek (options up to 33.4 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
316d21h53m @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway) [ID] Canoe run through Surprise 1770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
317d19h53m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa Section 1 River Trip 1660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
332d21h53m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually n/a Thomas O'Keefe
332d21h53m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
341d20h53m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River Trip 1110 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y4d21h53m @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper) [WA] Sultan River first release 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y45d21h53m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
1y53d20h53m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Canyon Falls

Detail Trip Report  Canyon Falls  @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls, WA(4.85MB .jpeg)

High Bluffs Near Take-out

Detail Trip Report  High Bluffs Near Take-out  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(5.21MB .jpeg)

Paul Finds a Surf Spot

Detail Trip Report  Paul Finds a Surf Spot  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(5.18MB .jpeg)

Low Gradient Section

Detail Trip Report  Low Gradient Section  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.00MB .jpeg)

Tank Crossing

Detail Trip Report  Tank Crossing  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.65MB .jpeg)

Yelm Hydropower Project Sign

Detail Trip Report  Yelm Hydropower Project Sign  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.38MB .jpeg)

Yelm Hydropower Project River Access

Detail Trip Report  Yelm Hydropower Project River Access  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(5.35MB .jpeg)

Yelm Hydropower Project

Detail Trip Report  Yelm Hydropower Project  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.56MB .jpeg)

Spillway Warning Sign

Detail Trip Report  Spillway Warning Sign  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.00MB .jpeg)

Fish Counter

Detail Trip Report  Fish Counter  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.31MB .jpeg)

Warning Sign

Detail Trip Report  Warning Sign  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.52MB .jpeg)

Scenery on the Nisqually

Detail Trip Report  Scenery on the Nisqually  @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant, WA(4.38MB .jpeg)


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