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Profile

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
68d15h59m @Rough and Ready Creek Siskiyou National Forest to Hwy 199 [OR] Rough and Ready whitewater n/a Thomas O'Keefe
76d14h59m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
77d14h59m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] Smith River Trip 1270 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
78d12h59m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith 1320 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
79d14h59m @Smith, S. Fork Bridge near Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith 1370 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
80d11h59m @Chetco 2) Craggie Creek to South Fork (Chetco Gorge) [OR] Chetco River trip 577 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d12h59m @Siuslaw 1) Milepost 3 to Swisshome (Lake Creek) [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d13h59m @Siuslaw 2) Lake Creek to near Mapleton [OR] Siuslaw 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d13h59m @Lake Creek Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River [OR] Lake Creek 1130 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
83d10h38m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 2150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
120d13h59m @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River trip 1470 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
122d14h59m @Row 2. Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge [OR] Row River Trip 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
123d13h59m @Drift Creek (Siletz) North Creek to Covered Bridge [OR] Drift Creek 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
127d12h59m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Skykomish 2640 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
134d13h59m @Wind 3. Stabler to High Bridge [WA] Climax 760 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
161d14h59m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
175d14h59m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
175d14h59m @Humptulips, W. Fork 2 - FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Rd. (FR 22) [WA] West Fork Humptulips 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
182d14h59m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Cable Drop Access 3850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
198d19h59m @Canyon Creek (Lewis River trib.) 2 - Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir [WA] Canyon Creek Access Project 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Split Rock

Detail Trip Report  Split Rock  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.27MB .jpeg)

Surfing

Detail Trip Report  Surfing  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.63MB .jpeg)

Boulder Drop

Detail Trip Report  Boulder Drop  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.23MB .jpeg)

Boulder Drop

Detail Trip Report  Boulder Drop  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.20MB .jpeg)

Skykomish

Detail Trip Report  Skykomish  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.65MB .jpeg)

Cable Drop Access

Detail Trip Report  Cable Drop Access  @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge, WA(6.85MB .jpeg)

Elwha, That Dam Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Elwha, That Dam Rapid  @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf), WA(6.86MB .jpeg)

Elwha, That Dam Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Elwha, That Dam Rapid  @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf), WA(6.50MB .jpeg)

Nooksack River Access

Detail Trip Report  Nooksack River Access  @Nooksack, N. Fork 2 - Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground, WA(6.98MB .jpeg)

Nooksack River Access

Detail Trip Report  Nooksack River Access  @Nooksack, N. Fork 2 - Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground, WA(7.18MB .jpeg)

Nooksack River Access

Detail Trip Report  Nooksack River Access  @Nooksack, N. Fork 2 - Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground, WA(7.29MB .jpeg)

Nooksack River Access

Detail Trip Report  Nooksack River Access  @Nooksack, N. Fork 2 - Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground, WA(7.26MB .jpeg)


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