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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
126d22h50m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Boulder Drop 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
132d22h50m @Nolichucky Poplar N.C. to Nolichucky Gorge Campground (Erwin, TN) [TN] Nolichucky Fall Trip 1420 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
133d19h50m @Tallulah 5 - Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo [GA] Tallulah Gorge run 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
155d00h50m @Metolius Riverside Forest Campground to Lake Billy Chinook [OR] Metolius River Trip 1350 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
157d00h50m @Klamath 03. JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
157d01h50m @Klamath 02. JC Boyle Dam to Powerhouse [OR] Klamath Field Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
157d02h50m @Klamath 01. Keno Dam to JC Boyle Reservoir [OR] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
158d00h50m @Klamath 0) Copco Reservoir to Iron Gate Reservoir (inundated) [CA] Klamath Site Tour 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
158d00h50m @Klamath C. JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir (Hell's Corner) [OR] Klamath 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
183d00h50m @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse [CA] North Fork Feather 940 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
184d00h50m @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse [CA] North Fork Feather 940 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
231d22h50m @Skagit 1. Goodell Creek to Copper Creek [WA] Skagit Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
244d00h50m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 1900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
258d00h50m @Salmon, Middle Fork 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmo [ID] Middle Fork Salmon trip 1400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
271d23h50m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa River Trip 4700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
274d23h50m @Lochsa 1 - Powell to White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) [ID] Lochsa 5900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
284d00h50m @Payette, N. Fork 5. Smiths Ferry to Banks [ID] North Fork Championship 1720 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
308d23h50m @Deschutes 02. Pringle Falls to Big River Campground [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
308d23h50m @Deschutes 01. Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls [OR] Deschutes River site tour 1650 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
309d20h50m @Deschutes 08. River Rim Park to Farewell Bend Park [OR] Meadowcamp Run 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

Photos


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)

House Rock Rapid  (8.58MB .jpeg)


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