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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
21d12h29m @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22) [WA] West Fork Humptulips 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
44d17h29m @Canyon Creek (Lewis River trib.) 2 - Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir [WA] Canyon Creek Access Project 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
46d14h29m @Puyallup 2 - Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162 [WA] Puyallup River Scout 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
56d14h29m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
59d13h29m @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground [WA] Highway 2 Bridge 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
121d15h29m @Big Quilcene 1 - bl. Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground (Upper) [WA] Big Quilcene 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
135d13h29m @Sauk 3 - Darrington to Sauk River Park [WA] Lower Sauk 3000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
146d14h29m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Sauk River Trip 4240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
163d09h29m @Teanaway, N. Fork Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek [WA] Teanaway 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
175d14h29m @Payette, S. Fork 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) [ID] South Fork Payette Canyon 2160 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
180d13h29m @White Sand Creek (Lochsa trib) 2. Colt Creek Cabin to White Sand Campground [ID] White Sand Creek a good level Thomas O'Keefe
184d13h29m @Payette, S. Fork 1 - Grandjean to Lowman [ID] South Fork Payette 1800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
188d04h47m @Nason 2. Merritt to Coles Corner (Lower) [WA] Paddling Nason Creek 825 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
188d13h29m @Icicle Creek 1 - Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek (Upper) [WA] Upper Icicle Creek 1360 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
198d13h29m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] AW Rogue Trip 2900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
203d13h29m @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper) [WA] Upper Middle Fork 1400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
209d08h29m @Methow 1. River Bend Campground to Carlton [WA] Upper Methow 5700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
210d14h29m @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile) [WI] Grandfather Falls Flow Study 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
210d15h29m @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile) [WI] Grandfather Falls Flow Study 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
211d13h29m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Access Points 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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West Fork Humptulips Take-Out

Detail Trip Report  West Fork Humptulips Take-Out  @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22), WA(9.94MB .jpeg)

West Fork Humptulips

Detail Trip Report  West Fork Humptulips  @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22), WA(6.87MB .jpeg)

West Fork Humptulips

Detail Trip Report  West Fork Humptulips  @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22), WA(9.18MB .jpeg)

West Fork Humptulips

Detail Trip Report  West Fork Humptulips  @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22), WA(8.80MB .jpeg)

Take-out at Hyas Creek confluence

Detail Trip Report  Take-out at Hyas Creek confluence  Sitkum, WA(4.41MB .jpeg)

Lower Gorge

Detail Trip Report  Lower Gorge  Sitkum, WA(4.39MB .jpeg)

Cotton Candy, a portage

Detail Trip Report  Cotton Candy, a portage  Sitkum, WA(4.42MB .jpeg)

North Fork Put-in

Detail Trip Report  North Fork Put-in  Sitkum, WA(3.90MB .jpeg)

View from 2900-070 Bridge

Detail Trip Report  View from 2900-070 Bridge  Sitkum, WA(4.70MB .jpeg)

Mashel Gorge

Detail Trip Report  Mashel Gorge  @Mashel Eatonville to Nisqually River confluence, WA(2.07MB .jpeg)

South Lake Wenatchee State Park

Detail Trip Report  South Lake Wenatchee State Park  @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground, WA(3.27MB .jpeg)

Wenatchee River at Plain

Detail Trip Report  Wenatchee River at Plain  @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground, WA(3.41MB .jpeg)

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