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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
77d23h48m @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299 [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
79d19h19m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
83d18h19m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
91d22h19m @Rio Grande 5. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box) [NM] Rio Grande in Fall too low to run Thomas O'Keefe
91d22h19m @Rio Grande 5. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box) [NM] Rio Grande in Fall 245 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
104d20h19m @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
194d20h19m @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence [WA] Cascade River Trip 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
202d19h19m @Payette, S. Fork 3. Swirly Canyon [ID] Swirly Canyon 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
203d19h19m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
204d20h19m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 1540 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
232d21h19m @Spokane 3. T.J. Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats (Lower) [WA] Spokane River Trip 5500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
236d20h19m @Chewuch 2. Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge (The Middle) [WA] Chewuch River 1220 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
247d19h19m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 7500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
247d19h19m @Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run [ID] South Fork Payette run 4900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
248d13h19m @Boise Downtown Boise [ID] Harry W. Morrison Dam 1700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
251d20h19m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] River Access Opening Celebration 1150 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
257d21h19m @Donner and Blitzen Blitzen Crossing to Page Springs [OR] Road Gate 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
266d20h19m @Owyhee 3. Three Forks to Rome [OR] Owyhee 1850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
317d16h19m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] Canyon Falls 2100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
319d19h19m @Nisqually 2 - Mashel River to Mckenna [WA] Nisqually River Trip 3480 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Cedar Slalom Course

Detail Trip Report  Cedar Slalom Course  @Cedar River Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park, WA(2.64MB .jpeg)

Kayak at start of Cedar River Slalom Course

Detail Trip Report  Kayak at start of Cedar River Slalom Course  @Cedar River Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park, WA(2.51MB .jpeg)

Cedar River Slalom Race 2007

Detail Trip Report  Cedar River Slalom Race 2007  @Cedar River Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park, WA(2.47MB .jpeg)

Pit Falls, fish ladder chute

Detail Trip Report  Pit Falls, fish ladder chute  @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground, CA(1.26MB .jpeg)

Pit Falls right slide

Detail Trip Report  Pit Falls right slide  @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground, CA(6.73MB .jpeg)

Take-out

Detail Trip Report  Take-out  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.93MB .jpeg)

Take-out

Detail Trip Report  Take-out  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.95MB .jpeg)

Pit River Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Rapid  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.66MB .jpeg)

Pit River Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Rapid  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.07MB .jpeg)

Pit River Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Rapid  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.40MB .jpeg)

Pit River Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Rapid  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(6.75MB .jpeg)

Pit River Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Rapid  @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299, CA(5.48MB .jpeg)


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