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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.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
6d05h21m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 7500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
6d05h21m @Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run [ID] South Fork Payette run 4900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
6d23h21m @Boise Downtown Boise [ID] Harry W. Morrison Dam 1700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
10d06h21m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] River Access Opening Celebration 1150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
16d07h21m @Donner and Blitzen Blitzen Crossing to Page Springs [OR] Road Gate 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
25d06h21m @Owyhee 3. Three Forks to Rome [OR] Owyhee 1850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
76d02h21m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] Canyon Falls 2100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
78d05h21m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River Trip 3480 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
119d09h07m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d05h21m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2090 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
172d07h21m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] WDFW Access n/a Thomas O'Keefe
178d05h21m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
179d05h21m @Bogachiel Park Boundary to Hwy 101 [WA] Bogachiel River Trip 27.65 ft Thomas O'Keefe
191d05h21m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
202d05h21m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River 605 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
219d01h21m @Chattooga Section 4 - Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp [SC] Chattooga River Trip 1.24 ft Thomas O'Keefe
231d06h21m @Puyallup 1 - Niesson Creek to Electron [WA] Electron Hydropower Project Tour 164 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
310d06h21m @Rogue 4. Grants Pass to Grave Creek (options up to 33.4 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
341d06h21m @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway) [ID] Canoe run through Surprise 1770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
342d04h21m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa Section 1 River Trip 1660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Harry W. Morrison Dam

Detail Trip Report  Harry W. Morrison Dam  @Boise Downtown Boise, ID(1.14MB .jpeg)

Beehive Bend Access trail

Detail Trip Report  Beehive Bend Access trail  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(7.03MB .jpeg)

Beehive Bend Sign

Detail Trip Report  Beehive Bend Sign  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.26MB .jpeg)

Parking at Beehive Bend

Detail Trip Report  Parking at Beehive Bend  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.00MB .jpeg)

Access at Beehive Bend

Detail Trip Report  Access at Beehive Bend  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.73MB .jpeg)

Adios My Friend (AMF)

Detail Trip Report  Adios My Friend (AMF)  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.42MB .jpeg)

Mix Master from below

Detail Trip Report  Mix Master from below  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(5.93MB .jpeg)

Mix Master

Detail Trip Report  Mix Master  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.67MB .jpeg)

Chief Parrish Access

Detail Trip Report  Chief Parrish Access  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.49MB .jpeg)

Chief Parrish

Detail Trip Report  Chief Parrish  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.85MB .jpeg)

Chief Parrish

Detail Trip Report  Chief Parrish  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.65MB .jpeg)

Chief's Headdress

Detail Trip Report  Chief's Headdress  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.23MB .jpeg)

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