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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
63d13h25m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
91d12h25m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa River Trip 4700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
94d12h25m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa 5900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
103d13h25m @Payette, N. Fork 5. Smiths Ferry to Banks [ID] North Fork Championship 1720 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
128d12h25m @Deschutes 02. Pringle Falls to Big River Campground [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
128d12h25m @Deschutes 01. Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
129d09h25m @Deschutes 08. River Rim Park to Farewell Bend Park [OR] Meadowcamp Run 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
130d06h25m @Deschutes 09. Farewell Bend Park to Sawyer Park [OR] Bend Whitewater Park 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d16h24m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] V.P. Taylor swimming Eagle Falls 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
155d14h25m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith River 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
156d11h25m @Smith, South Fork Steven Memorial Bridge to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
157d11h25m @Smith, N. Fork Low Divide Road (near OR-CA border) to Gasquet (confluence with [CA] North Fork Smith Trip 4550 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
158d10h25m @Smith, South Fork Steven Memorial Bridge to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith River Trip 5000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
205d15h50m Wild and Scenic 50th Logo 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
299d15h25m @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground [WA] Beaver Valley Road Bridge Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
303d12h10m @Elwha 2. Glines Canyon to Highway 101 [WA] Elwha River High Water 7300 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
304d11h55m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
304d12h25m @Hyas Creek FR 29 030 spur to SF Calawah confluence [WA] Hyas Creek exploration 200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
305d10h25m @Sol Duc 2. FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground [WA] Sol Duc River Trip n/a Thomas O'Keefe
305d10h55m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc Trip 2400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Kelsey Falls

Detail Trip Report  Kelsey Falls  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.71MB .jpeg)

Entering Quiz Show

Detail Trip Report  Entering Quiz Show  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.55MB .jpeg)

Horseshoe Bend

Detail Trip Report  Horseshoe Bend  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.61MB .jpeg)

Slim Pickins

Detail Trip Report  Slim Pickins  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(5.62MB .jpeg)

Grave Creek Falls

Detail Trip Report  Grave Creek Falls  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.02MB .jpeg)

Grave Creek Falls

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

Diamond Road

Detail Trip Report  Diamond Road  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(4.62MB .jpeg)

Diamond Take-out

Detail Trip Report  Diamond Take-out  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(6.27MB .jpeg)

217 Mile Rapid

Detail Trip Report  217 Mile Rapid  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(5.89MB .jpeg)

Three Springs Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Three Springs Rapid  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(6.67MB .jpeg)

Pumpkin Springs

Detail Trip Report  Pumpkin Springs  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(6.96MB .jpeg)

Kolb Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Kolb Rapid  @Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead , AZ(4.82MB .jpeg)


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