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.


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
24d03h48m @Klamath 04. Stateline to Iron Gate (inundated) [ ] Ward's Canyon Flow Study 700 cfs 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
24d06h48m [ ] Ward's Canyon Flow Study 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
26d05h48m @Klamath 01. Keno Dam to Pioneer Park (Hwy 66) [OR] Keno Flow Study 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d02h48m @Lewis, N. Fork 2. FR 88 to Quartz Creek (Upper) [WA] Upper Lewis Scouting Trip 935 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d05h48m @Lewis, N. Fork 5. FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir (Lower) [WA] North Fork Lewis 935 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
43d04h48m @Skykomish, N. Fork 2. Bear Creek (Drumbeater) to South Fork confluence [WA] North Fork Skykomish Trip 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
51d00h48m @Snoqualmie, S. Fork 2. Twin Falls State Park to 436th St. Bridge [WA] Canoe Trip on the South Fork Snoqualmie 550 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
57d05h48m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Sauk River Launch 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
63d03h48m @Green 3 - Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge (Yo-Yo) [WA] Double Trouble 1880 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
341d07h48m @Nooksack, N. Fork 3 - Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27 [WA] River Trip with Representative DelBene 540 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y16d05h48m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (35 miles) [OR] American Whitewater Rogue River Trip 3400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y34d04h18m @Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Falls to Plum's Landing (Powerhouse) [WA] Snoqualmie Powerhouse 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y35d04h18m @Snoqualmie, Middle Fork 4 - Concrete bridge to Tanner (Middle-Middle) [WA] Canoe on the Middle Fork 1250 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y51d02h48m @Cispus 4 - Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir (The Lower) [WA] Take-out on Scanwea Reservoir 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y230d03h48m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Boulder Drop 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y236d03h48m @Nolichucky Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) [TN] Nolichucky Fall Trip 1420 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y237d00h48m @Tallulah 5 - Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo [GA] Tallulah Gorge run 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y255d03h48m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] RMS 610 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y258d05h48m @Metolius Riverside Forest Campground to Lake Billy Chinook [OR] Metolius River Trip 1350 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y260d05h48m @Klamath 03. JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

Photos


FR 88 Bridge put-in  (2.42MB .jpg)

View Downstream from FR 88 Bridge put-in  (2.61MB .jpg)

Roadside  (1.75MB .jpg)

Roadside  (1.99MB .jpg)

Eagle Cliff Day Use Area parking  (2.16MB .jpg)

Eagle Cliff Day Use Area river access  (2.46MB .jpg)

Eagle Cliff Day Use Area restroom and picnic area  (1.51MB .jpg)

Eagle Cliff Day Use Area  (1.73MB .jpg)

Fish Chute at Eagle Cliff  (1.74MB .jpg)

Eagle Cliff  (1.64MB .jpg)

North Fork Lewis  (2.24MB .jpg)

Curly Creek Falls  (1.51MB .jpg)


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