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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
76d04h45m @Lochsa 4 - Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell (Selway) [ID] Canoe run through Surprise 1770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
77d02h45m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa Section 1 River Trip 1660 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
101d03h45m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River Trip 1110 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
170d04h45m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
178d03h45m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
179d03h45m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] Smith River Trip 1270 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
180d01h45m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1320 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
181d03h45m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith 1370 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
182d00h45m @Chetco 2) Craggie Creek to South Fork (Chetco Gorge) [OR] Chetco River trip 577 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
183d01h45m @Siuslaw 1) Milepost 3 to Swisshome (Lake Creek) [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
183d02h45m @Siuslaw 2) Lake Creek to near Mapleton [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
183d02h45m @Lake Creek Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River [OR] Lake Creek 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
184d23h24m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 2150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
222d02h45m @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River trip 1470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
224d03h45m @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge [OR] Row River Trip 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
225d02h45m @Drift Creek (Siletz) North Creek to Covered Bridge [OR] Drift Creek 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
229d01h45m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Skykomish 2640 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
236d02h45m @Wind 3. Stabler to High Bridge [WA] Climax 760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
263d03h45m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
277d03h45m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Opal Creek

Detail Trip Report  Opal Creek  @Santiam, Little North 2. Gold Creek to Three Pools, OR(4.55MB .jpeg)

Iron Point Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Iron Point Canyon  @Owyhee 4. Rome to Birch Creek or Leslie Gulch, OR(4.80MB .jpeg)

Iron Point Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Iron Point Canyon  @Owyhee 4. Rome to Birch Creek or Leslie Gulch, OR(4.61MB .jpeg)

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)


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