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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
21d12h49m @Teanaway, N. Fork Johnson Creek to Stafford Creek [WA] Teanaway 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
33d17h49m @Payette, S. Fork 2 - Deadwood River to Danskin Station (The Canyon) [ID] South Fork Payette Canyon 2160 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
38d16h49m @White Sand Creek (Lochsa trib) 2. Colt Creek Cabin to White Sand Campground [ID] White Sand Creek a good level Thomas O'Keefe
42d16h49m @Payette, S. Fork 1 - Grandjean to Lowman [ID] South Fork Payette 1800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
46d08h07m @Nason 2. Merritt to Coles Corner (Lower) [WA] Paddling Nason Creek 825 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
46d16h49m @Icicle Creek 1 - Rock Island Campground to Ida Creek (Upper) [WA] Upper Icicle Creek 1360 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
56d16h49m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] AW Rogue Trip 2900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
61d16h49m @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper) [WA] Upper Middle Fork 1400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
67d11h49m @Methow 1. River Bend Campground to Carlton [WA] Upper Methow 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
68d17h49m @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile) [WI] Grandfather Falls Flow Study 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
68d18h49m @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile) [WI] Grandfather Falls Flow Study 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
69d16h49m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Access Points 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
109d16h49m @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat [UT] San Juan River Trip 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
154d11h49m @Rio Grande 7) Lower Canyons: La Linda to Dryden Crossing (83.5 miles) [TX] Lower Canyons River Trip 80 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
158d13h49m @Rio Grande 6) Boquillas Canyon: Rio Grande Village to La Linda (33.1 miles) [TX] Boquillas Canyon 80 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
164d15h49m @Baldface Creek to North Fork Smith [OR] The Great Slide 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
250d14h49m @Lewis, E. Fork 2 - Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls (Falls Section) [WA] Sunset Falls 750 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
251d14h49m @Breitenbush Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Reservoir [OR] Breitenbush 575 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
252d15h49m @Santiam, Little North 2. Gold Creek to Three Pools [OR] Opal Creek 970 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
264d19h49m @Colorado 19. Black Canyon [NV] Colorado River Black Canyon Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


White Chuck Boat Launch Sign

Detail Trip Report  White Chuck Boat Launch Sign  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(6.78MB .jpeg)

White Chuck River Access Sign

Detail Trip Report  White Chuck River Access Sign  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(4.79MB .jpeg)

White Chuck River Access Steps

Detail Trip Report  White Chuck River Access Steps  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(6.44MB .jpeg)

White Chuck River Access Sign

Detail Trip Report  White Chuck River Access Sign  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(5.34MB .jpeg)

White Chuck River Access

Detail Trip Report  White Chuck River Access  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(6.80MB .jpeg)

Backman Park

Detail Trip Report  Backman Park  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(7.25MB .jpeg)

Clear Creek Access

Detail Trip Report  Clear Creek Access  @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington, WA(6.81MB .jpeg)

Grandfather Falls Flow Study

Detail Trip Report  Grandfather Falls Flow Study  @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile), WI(4.59MB .jpeg)

Grandad Ledge

Detail Trip Report  Grandad Ledge  @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile), WI(4.18MB .jpeg)

Grandad Ledge

Detail Trip Report  Grandad Ledge  @Wisconsin C) Grandfather Falls (1 mile), WI(3.99MB .jpeg)

SUP on the Rogue

Detail Trip Report  SUP on the Rogue  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.12MB .jpeg)

Tate Creek Slide

Detail Trip Report  Tate Creek Slide  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.49MB .jpeg)


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