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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
80d05h09m @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence [WA] Cascade River Trip 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
88d04h09m @Payette, S. Fork 3. Swirly Canyon [ID] Swirly Canyon 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
89d04h09m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
90d05h09m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 1540 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
118d06h09m @Spokane 3. T.J. Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats (Lower) [WA] Spokane River Trip 5500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
122d05h09m @Chewuch 2. Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge (The Middle) [WA] Chewuch River 1220 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d04h09m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 7500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d04h09m @Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run [ID] South Fork Payette run 4900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d22h09m @Boise Downtown Boise [ID] Harry W. Morrison Dam 1700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
137d05h09m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] River Access Opening Celebration 1150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
143d06h09m @Donner and Blitzen Blitzen Crossing to Page Springs [OR] Road Gate 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
152d05h09m @Owyhee 3. Three Forks to Rome [OR] Owyhee 1850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
203d01h09m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] Canyon Falls 2100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
205d04h09m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River Trip 3480 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
246d07h55m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
260d04h09m @Nisqually 3 - McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant [WA] Nisqually River Trip 2090 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
299d06h09m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] WDFW Access n/a Thomas O'Keefe
305d04h09m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
306d04h09m @Bogachiel Park Boundary to Hwy 101 [WA] Bogachiel River Trip 27.65 ft Thomas O'Keefe
318d04h09m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Shark Fin

Detail Trip Report  Shark Fin  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(6.23MB .jpeg)

Monster

Detail Trip Report  Monster  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(6.06MB .jpeg)

Monster

Detail Trip Report  Monster  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(6.07MB .jpeg)

Premium

Detail Trip Report  Premium  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(6.10MB .jpeg)

Bridge Drop

Detail Trip Report  Bridge Drop  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(5.90MB .jpeg)

Bridge Drop

Detail Trip Report  Bridge Drop  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(5.50MB .jpeg)

Starts With a Bang

Detail Trip Report  Starts With a Bang  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(5.26MB .jpeg)

Starts With a Bang

Detail Trip Report  Starts With a Bang  @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence, WA(5.50MB .jpeg)

Mixmaster

Detail Trip Report  Mixmaster  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.09MB .jpeg)

Chief Parrish Access

Detail Trip Report  Chief Parrish Access  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.99MB .jpeg)

Chief Parrish

Detail Trip Report  Chief Parrish  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.44MB .jpeg)

Chief's Headdress

Detail Trip Report  Chief's Headdress  @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend, ID(6.41MB .jpeg)


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