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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
9d00h08m @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River trip 1470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
11d01h08m @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge [OR] Row River Trip 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
12d00h08m @Drift Creek (Siletz) North Creek to Covered Bridge [OR] Drift Creek 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
23d00h08m @Wind 3. Stabler to High Bridge [WA] Climax 760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
64d01h08m @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22) [WA] West Fork Humptulips 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
87d06h08m @Canyon Creek (Lewis River trib.) 2 - Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir [WA] Canyon Creek Access Project 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
89d03h08m @Puyallup 2 - Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162 [WA] Puyallup River Scout 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
99d03h08m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
102d02h08m @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground [WA] Highway 2 Bridge 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
164d04h08m @Big Quilcene 1 - bl. Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground (Upper) [WA] Big Quilcene 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
178d02h08m @Sauk 3 - Darrington to Sauk River Park [WA] Lower Sauk 3000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
189d03h08m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Sauk River Trip 4240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
205d22h08m @Teanaway, N. Fork Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek [WA] Teanaway 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
218d03h08m @Payette, S. Fork 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) [ID] South Fork Payette Canyon 2160 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
223d02h08m @White Sand Creek (Lochsa trib) 2. Colt Creek Cabin to White Sand Campground [ID] White Sand Creek a good level Thomas O'Keefe
227d02h08m @Payette, S. Fork 1 - Grandjean to Lowman [ID] South Fork Payette 1800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
230d17h26m @Nason 2. Merritt to Coles Corner (Lower) [WA] Paddling Nason Creek 825 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
231d02h08m @Icicle Creek 1 - Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek (Upper) [WA] Upper Icicle Creek 1360 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
241d02h08m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] AW Rogue Trip 2900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
246d02h08m @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper) [WA] Upper Middle Fork 1400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Island Rapids

Detail Trip Report  Island Rapids  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.48MB .jpeg)

Truss Waterline Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Truss Waterline Bridge  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.20MB .jpeg)

Basalt on the Hood

Detail Trip Report  Basalt on the Hood  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.55MB .jpeg)

Aquaduct Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Aquaduct Rapid  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.92MB .jpeg)

Aquaduct Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Aquaduct Rapid  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.75MB .jpeg)

Jennie on the Hood

Detail Trip Report  Jennie on the Hood  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.42MB .jpeg)

Water Intake on the Hood

Detail Trip Report  Water Intake on the Hood  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(5.78MB .jpeg)

Walking on Water

Detail Trip Report  Walking on Water  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.59MB .jpeg)

SUP at Confluence Drop

Detail Trip Report  SUP at Confluence Drop  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.80MB .jpeg)

Hood River trip

Detail Trip Report  Hood River trip  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(6.79MB .jpeg)

Put-in at Dorena Dam

Detail Trip Report  Put-in at Dorena Dam  @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge, OR(6.26MB .jpeg)


Detail Trip Report  Rapids  @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge, OR(6.32MB .jpeg)

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