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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
10d14h51m @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat [UT] San Juan River Trip 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
55d09h51m @Rio Grande 7) Lower Canyons: La Linda to Dryden Crossing (83.5 miles) [TX] Lower Canyons River Trip 80 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
59d11h51m @Rio Grande 6) Boquillas Canyon: Rio Grande Village to La Linda (33.1 miles) [TX] Boquillas Canyon 80 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
151d12h51m @Lewis, E. Fork 2 - Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls (Falls Section) [WA] Sunset Falls 750 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
152d12h51m @Breitenbush Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Reservoir [OR] Breitenbush 575 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
153d13h51m @Santiam, Little North 2. Gold Creek to Three Pools [OR] Opal Creek 970 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
165d17h51m @Colorado 19. Black Canyon [NV] Colorado River Black Canyon Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
186d15h51m @Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing [WA] Powerhouse Put-in low runnable level Thomas O'Keefe
209d14h51m @Nooksack, N. Fork 3 - Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27 [WA] North Fork Nooksack access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
209d16h51m @Nooksack, N. Fork Milepost 27 (Maple Falls) to South Fork Nooksack [WA] North Fork Nooksack 620 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
213d13h51m @New 14. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] New River Gorge 2.90 ft Thomas O'Keefe
242d09h51m @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf) [WA] Elwha River 470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
248d12h51m @Quinault 1. Pony Bridge to Graves Creek [WA] Quinault Gorge 660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
295d02h14m @Lochsa 2 - Indian Grave Creek to Wilderness Gateway Bridge White Pine Access Sign 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
310d11h51m @Selway 2 - Selway Falls to Boyd Creek Campground Lower Selway a good level Thomas O'Keefe
312d10h51m @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper) Middle Fork Trailhead Sign 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
320d08h51m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Cable Drop Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
326d13h01m @John Day, N. Fork 1. Route 52 Bridge to Dale [OR] Upper NF John Day 1200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
332d10h51m @Chewuch 3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower) Chewuch River 1850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
332d10h51m @Chewuch 2. Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge (The Middle) [WA] Chewuch River 1850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Mexican Hat

Detail Trip Report  Mexican Hat  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(4.73MB .jpeg)

Find the Sheep

Detail Trip Report  Find the Sheep  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.77MB .jpeg)

Collared Lizard

Detail Trip Report  Collared Lizard  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(4.04MB .jpeg)

Fossil Camp

Detail Trip Report  Fossil Camp  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.13MB .jpeg)

Fossils at Fossil Camp

Detail Trip Report  Fossils at Fossil Camp  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(5.26MB .jpeg)

Ledge Rapid, Upstream View

Detail Trip Report  Ledge Rapid, Upstream View  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(5.62MB .jpeg)

Ledge Rapid, Downstream View

Detail Trip Report  Ledge Rapid, Downstream View  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(5.57MB .jpeg)

The Narrows

Detail Trip Report  The Narrows  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.05MB .jpeg)

Canyons of the San Juan

Detail Trip Report  Canyons of the San Juan  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(5.83MB .jpeg)

Eight Foot Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Eight Foot Rapid  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.11MB .jpeg)

San Juan Canyon

Detail Trip Report  San Juan Canyon  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.67MB .jpeg)

San Juan Canyon

Detail Trip Report  San Juan Canyon  @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT(6.89MB .jpeg)

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