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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
15d12h57m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
23d11h57m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
24d11h57m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] Smith River Trip 1270 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
25d09h57m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1320 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
26d11h57m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith 1370 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
27d08h57m @Chetco 2) Craggie Creek to South Fork (Chetco Gorge) [OR] Chetco River trip 577 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d09h57m @Siuslaw 1) Milepost 3 to Swisshome (Lake Creek) [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d10h57m @Siuslaw 2) Lake Creek to near Mapleton [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d10h57m @Lake Creek Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River [OR] Lake Creek 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
30d07h36m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 2150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
67d10h57m @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River trip 1470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
69d11h57m @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge [OR] Row River Trip 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
70d10h57m @Drift Creek (Siletz) North Creek to Covered Bridge [OR] Drift Creek 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d10h57m @Wind 3. Stabler to High Bridge [WA] Climax 760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
108d11h57m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
122d11h57m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
122d11h57m @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22) [WA] West Fork Humptulips 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
145d16h57m @Canyon Creek (Lewis River trib.) 2 - Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir [WA] Canyon Creek Access Project 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
147d13h57m @Puyallup 2 - Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162 [WA] Puyallup River Scout 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
157d13h57m @Suiattle 2. Rat Trap (FR 25) Bridge to Sauk River [WA] Suiattle River 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Falls

Detail Trip Report  Falls  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(9.57MB .jpeg)

Double Drop

Detail Trip Report  Double Drop  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(10.36MB .jpeg)

50/50

Detail Trip Report  50/50  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(9.93MB .jpeg)

Sitkum River

Detail Trip Report  Sitkum River  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(9.57MB .jpeg)

Falls

Detail Trip Report  Falls  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(6.80MB .jpeg)

Slide

Detail Trip Report  Slide  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(6.71MB .jpeg)

50/50

Detail Trip Report  50/50  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.78MB .jpeg)

50/50

Detail Trip Report  50/50  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.39MB .jpeg)

Falls

Detail Trip Report  Falls  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.50MB .jpeg)

Double Drop

Detail Trip Report  Double Drop  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.61MB .jpeg)

Sitkum River

Detail Trip Report  Sitkum River  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.76MB .jpeg)

Put-in

Detail Trip Report  Put-in  @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek, WA(4.79MB .jpeg)


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