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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
12d19h37m @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Lower Sultan 2050 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
17d22h37m @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper) [WA] Sultan River Gorge 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d18h16m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Dee Access Sign n/a Thomas O'Keefe
38d23h37m @Yakima Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp [WA] Yakima River 4840 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
201d02h06m @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299 [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
202d21h37m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
206d20h37m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
215d00h37m @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
215d00h37m @Rio Grande 5. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box) [NM] Rio Grande in Fall 245 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
227d22h37m @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
300d20h37m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] East Fork Hood Dam 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
317d22h37m @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence [WA] Cascade River Trip 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
325d21h37m @Payette, S. Fork 3. Swirly Canyon [ID] Swirly Canyon 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
326d21h37m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
327d22h37m @Payette, N. Fork 3. The Cabarton Run [ID] Cabarton Run 1540 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
355d23h37m @Spokane 3. T.J. Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats (Lower) [WA] Spokane River Trip 5500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
359d22h37m @Chewuch 2. Camp Four to Five Mile Bridge (The Middle) [WA] Chewuch River 1220 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y5d21h37m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 7500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y5d21h37m @Payette, S. Fork 4 - The Staircase Run [ID] South Fork Payette run 4900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y6d15h37m @Boise Downtown Boise [ID] Harry W. Morrison Dam 1700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


East Fork Hood Dam

Detail Trip Report  East Fork Hood Dam  @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(3.18MB .jpeg)

Last Nasty

Detail Trip Report  Last Nasty  @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access, WA(6.95MB .jpeg)

Last Nasty

Detail Trip Report  Last Nasty  @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access, WA(6.98MB .jpeg)

Last Nasty boat rescue

Detail Trip Report  Last Nasty boat rescue  @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access, WA(6.29MB .jpeg)

Last Nasty swim

Detail Trip Report  Last Nasty swim  @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access, WA(6.36MB .jpeg)

Last Nasty

Detail Trip Report  Last Nasty  @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access, WA(7.06MB .jpeg)

Landslide Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Landslide Rapid  @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper), WA(6.42MB .jpeg)

Landslide Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Landslide Rapid  @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper), WA(5.96MB .jpeg)

Sultan River Gorge Trail

Detail Trip Report  Sultan River Gorge Trail  @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper), WA(6.33MB .jpeg)

Dee Access Sign

Detail Trip Report  Dee Access Sign  @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(3.24MB .jpeg)

Tucker Bridge Access

Detail Trip Report  Tucker Bridge Access  @Hood, E. Fork 2. Dee to Tucker Bridge, OR(4.83MB .jpeg)

Punchbowl Falls Access

Detail Trip Report  Punchbowl Falls Access  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(602.55KB .jpeg)


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