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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.


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
41d16h58m @Selway 1 - Paradise to Selway Falls [ID] Selway River August Trip 1200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
64d09h58m @Klamath 03. Spring Island to Stateline (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath River Flow Study 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
65d10h58m @Klamath 03. Spring Island to Stateline (Hell's Corner) [OR] Hell's Corner Flow Study 1100 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
65d14h58m @Klamath 02. Pioneer Park to Spring Island (Big Bend) [OR] Big Bend Flow Study 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
76d12h58m @Salmon, S. Fork 3 - East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River [ID] South Fork Salmon River Trip 3.40 ft Thomas O'Keefe
79d13h58m Johnson Creek @Headwaters to Halfway Creek, 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground [ID] Road Scout 780 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
79d13h58m Johnson Creek @Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge [ID] Road Scout 780 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d10h58m @Salmon, E. Fork of S. Fork 2 - Johnson Creek to S.F.Salmon River [ID] East Fork South Fork Trip 680 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
82d11h58m @Salmon, S. Fork 2 - Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork [ID] Class II run 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
98d11h58m @Klamath 04. Stateline to Iron Gate (inundated) [ ] Ward's Canyon Flow Study 700 cfs 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
98d14h58m [ ] Ward's Canyon Flow Study 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
100d13h58m @Klamath 01. Keno Dam to Pioneer Park (Hwy 66) [OR] Keno Flow Study 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
102d10h58m @Lewis, N. Fork 2. FR 88 to Quartz Creek (Upper) [WA] Upper Lewis Scouting Trip 935 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
102d13h58m @Lewis, N. Fork 5. FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir (Lower) [WA] North Fork Lewis 935 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
117d12h58m @Skykomish, N. Fork 2. Bear Creek (Drumbeater) to South Fork confluence [WA] North Fork Skykomish Trip 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
125d08h58m @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
131d13h58m @Sauk 2 - Whitechuck River to Darrington [WA] Sauk River Launch 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
137d11h58m @Green 3 - Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge (Yo-Yo) [WA] Double Trouble 1880 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y83h58m @Tieton 1. Rimrock Reservoir to Windy Point Campground (Upper) [WA] Tieton River Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y50d15h58m @Nooksack, N. Fork 3 - Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27 [WA] River Trip with Representative DelBene 540 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

Photos


Take-out at the Bridge  (1.15MB .jpg)

Take-out at the Bridge  (1.02MB .jpg)

Take-out at the Bridge  (1.58MB .jpg)

Take-out at the Bridge  (785.63KB .jpg)

Near the End  (847.68KB .jpg)

Waffle Wall  (941.79KB .jpg)

Running the Dam  (1.01MB .jpg)

Running the Dam  (1.03MB .jpg)

Rafting the Tieton  (1.05MB .jpg)

Tieton River put-in  (1.09MB .jpg)

on Tieton @1. Rimrock Reservoir to Windy Point Campground (Upper)  (948.70KB .jpg)

Riffle at Race Creek  (875.93KB .jpg)


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