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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
28d19h35m @Deschutes 02. Pringle Falls to Big River Campground [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
28d19h35m @Deschutes 01. Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
29d16h35m @Deschutes 08. River Rim Park to Farewell Bend Park [OR] Meadowcamp Run 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
30d13h35m @Deschutes 09. Farewell Bend Park to Sawyer Park [OR] Bend Whitewater Park 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
33d23h34m @Skykomish, S. Fork 2. Baring to Sunset Falls [WA] V.P. Taylor swimming Eagle Falls 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
55d21h35m @Smith, Middle Fork Above Patrick Creek to S. Fork Road (thru Oregon Hole Gorge [CA] Middle Fork Smith River 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
56d18h35m @Smith, South Fork Steven Memorial Bridge to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
57d18h35m @Smith, N. Fork Low Divide Road (near OR-CA border) to Gasquet (confluence with [CA] North Fork Smith Trip 4550 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
58d17h35m @Smith, South Fork Steven Memorial Bridge to confluence with Middle Fork [CA] South Fork Smith River Trip 5000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
105d23h00m Wild and Scenic 50th Logo 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
199d22h35m @Wenatchee 1. Lake Wenatchee State Park to Tumwater Campground [WA] Beaver Valley Road Bridge Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
203d19h20m @Elwha 2. Glines Canyon to Highway 101 [WA] Elwha River High Water 7300 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
204d19h05m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
204d19h35m @Hyas Creek FR 29 030 spur to SF Calawah confluence [WA] Hyas Creek exploration 200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
205d17h35m @Sol Duc 2. FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground [WA] Sol Duc River Trip n/a Thomas O'Keefe
205d18h05m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc Trip 2400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
206d18h35m @Sol Duc 4. Bear Creek to Hatchery (Mosh Pit) [WA] Sol Duc 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
217d16h35m @American, S. Fork 8. The Gorge (Greenwood Creek to Folsom Reservoir) [CA] South Fork American Trip 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
217d18h05m @American, S. Fork 7. Coloma to Greenwood Creek [CA] South Fork American Trip 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
220d20h35m @Feather, West Branch 1) Whiskey Flat to Dean Road [CA] West Branch Feather 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Wood Portage in First Gorge

Detail Trip Report  Wood Portage in First Gorge  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.59MB .jpeg)

Punchbowl Falls

Detail Trip Report  Punchbowl Falls  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.72MB .jpeg)

Punchbowl Falls

Detail Trip Report  Punchbowl Falls  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.87MB .jpeg)

Punchbowl Falls

Detail Trip Report  Punchbowl Falls  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.91MB .jpeg)

Take-out Trail

Detail Trip Report  Take-out Trail  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.56MB .jpeg)

Take-out Above Punchbowl Falls

Detail Trip Report  Take-out Above Punchbowl Falls  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.55MB .jpeg)

Final Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Final Rapid  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.98MB .jpeg)

Final Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Final Rapid  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.72MB .jpeg)

Final Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Final Rapid  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.78MB .jpeg)

Final Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Final Rapid  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.77MB .jpeg)

Fish Weir Portage

Detail Trip Report  Fish Weir Portage  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.79MB .jpeg)

Fish Weir

Detail Trip Report  Fish Weir  @Hood, West Fork 2. Lake Branch to Punchbowl Falls, OR(6.41MB .jpeg)


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