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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
181d23h23m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Boulder Drop 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
187d23h23m @Nolichucky Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) [TN] Nolichucky Fall Trip 1420 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
188d20h23m @Tallulah 5 - Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo [GA] Tallulah Gorge run 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
210d01h23m @Metolius Riverside Forest Campground to Lake Billy Chinook [OR] Metolius River Trip 1350 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
212d01h23m @Klamath 03. JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
212d02h23m @Klamath 02. JC Boyle Dam to Powerhouse [OR] Klamath Field Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
212d03h23m @Klamath 01. Keno Dam to JC Boyle Reservoir [OR] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
213d01h23m @Klamath 0) Copco Reservoir to Iron Gate Reservoir (inundated) [CA] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
213d01h23m @Klamath C. JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
238d01h23m @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse [CA] North Fork Feather 940 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
239d01h23m @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse [CA] North Fork Feather 940 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
286d23h23m @Skagit 1. Goodell Creek to Copper Creek [WA] Skagit Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
299d01h23m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
313d01h23m @Salmon, Middle Fork 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmo [ID] Middle Fork Salmon trip 1400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
327d00h23m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa River Trip 4700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
330d00h23m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa 5900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
339d01h23m @Payette, N. Fork 5. Smiths Ferry to Banks [ID] North Fork Championship 1720 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
364d00h23m @Deschutes 02. Pringle Falls to Big River Campground [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
364d00h23m @Deschutes 01. Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
364d21h23m @Deschutes 08. River Rim Park to Farewell Bend Park [OR] Meadowcamp Run 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

Photos


Farad Powerhouse  (3.49MB .jpg)

on Queets @Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch  (873.60KB .jpg)

on Beckler @Rapid River to S.Fork Skykomish  (2.31MB .jpg)

Boulder Drop  (4.78MB .jpeg)

Beckler River  (4.87MB .jpeg)

Kayak Launch Area at West Table  (6.86MB .jpeg)

Ranger Station at West Table  (5.68MB .jpeg)

Confluence  (7.15MB .jpeg)

Goat Creek Camp  (9.62MB .jpeg)

Goat Creek Rapid  (7.17MB .jpeg)

Jump Off Rapid  (8.31MB .jpeg)

below House Rock Rapid  (8.36MB .jpeg)


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