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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
18d13h51m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] Hole in the Wall Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
19d05h12m @Gauley 7 (Upper). Summersville Dam to Mason Branch [WV] Summersville Dam Access n/a Thomas O'Keefe
28d20h47m @Clackamas 3. Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir [OR] Clackamas River Access Site Tour 920 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
34d19h47m @Elwha 2. Glines Canyon to Highway 101 [WA] Elwha River Access 1530 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
34d20h47m @Elwha 1. Grand Canyon [WA] Glines Canyon Dam overlook 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
65d17h47m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 5500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
65d17h47m @Rogue 4. Grants Pass to Grave Creek (options up to 33.4 miles) [OR] Rogue River trip 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
68d13h47m @Wenatchee 3. Leavenworth to Monitor [WA] Wenatchee River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
81d19h47m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
82d17h47m @Chewuch 3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower) [WA] Chewuch River 4800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
89d16h47m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River Trip 1800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
92d17h47m @Weiser Midvale to Galloway Diversion Dam [ID] Weiser River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
98d14h47m @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Lower Sultan 2050 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
103d17h47m @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper) [WA] Sultan River Gorge 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
114d13h26m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Dee Access Sign n/a Thomas O'Keefe
124d18h47m @Yakima Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp [WA] Yakima River 4840 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
286d21h16m @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299 [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
288d16h47m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
292d15h47m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
300d19h47m @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

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Photos


Rogers Flat

Detail Trip Report  Rogers Flat  @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse, CA(3.51MB .jpeg)

Rogers Flat

Detail Trip Report  Rogers Flat  @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse, CA(3.80MB .jpeg)

Rogers Flat

Detail Trip Report  Rogers Flat  @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse, CA(3.07MB .jpeg)

Exploring a new potential access point

Detail Trip Report  Exploring a new potential access point  @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground, CA(6.80MB .jpeg)

Glines Canyon Dam overlook

Detail Trip Report  Glines Canyon Dam overlook  @Elwha 1. Grand Canyon, WA(6.01MB .jpeg)

Glines Canyon Dam overlook

Detail Trip Report  Glines Canyon Dam overlook  @Elwha 1. Grand Canyon, WA(5.80MB .jpeg)

Crown Z Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Crown Z Bridge  @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf), WA(4.64MB .jpeg)

Crown Z Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Crown Z Bridge  @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf), WA(4.15MB .jpeg)

Crown Z Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Crown Z Bridge  @Elwha 3. Highway 101 to river mouth (ocean surf), WA(4.30MB .jpeg)

Take-out on Aldwell Reservoir

Detail Trip Report  Take-out on Aldwell Reservoir  Elwha, WA(4.64MB .jpeg)

Highway 101 Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Highway 101 Bridge  Elwha, WA(4.60MB .jpeg)

Fisherman's Bend

Detail Trip Report  Fisherman's Bend  Elwha, WA(4.84MB .jpeg)


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