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Profile

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
15d13h51m @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) [OR] Rogue River Trip 5500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
15d13h51m @Rogue 4. Grants Pass to Grave Creek (options up to 33.4 miles) [OR] Rogue River trip 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
31d15h51m @Twisp Buttermilk Creek to town of Twisp [WA] Twisp River 2000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
32d13h51m @Chewuch 3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower) [WA] Chewuch River 4800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
39d12h51m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Hood River Trip 1800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
42d13h51m @Weiser Midvale to Galloway Diversion Dam [ID] Weiser River 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
48d10h51m @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Lower Sultan 2050 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
53d13h51m @Sultan 1. Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse (The Upper) [WA] Sultan River Gorge 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
64d09h30m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] Dee Access Sign n/a Thomas O'Keefe
74d14h51m @Yakima Confluence with Teanaway River to Thorp [WA] Yakima River 4840 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
236d17h20m @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299 [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
238d12h51m @Calawah Hyas Creek to Bogachiel River [WA] Calawah River Trip 4200 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
242d11h51m @Sol Duc 1. Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge [WA] Sol Duc River Trip 1500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
250d15h51m @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
250d15h51m @Rio Grande 5. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box) [NM] Rio Grande in Fall 245 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
263d13h51m @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
336d11h51m @Hood 1. Dee to Tucker Bridge [OR] East Fork Hood Dam 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
353d13h51m @Cascade 2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence [WA] Cascade River Trip 1240 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
361d12h51m @Payette, S. Fork 3. Swirly Canyon [ID] Swirly Canyon 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
362d12h51m @Payette 1. Upper Main - Banks to Beehive Bend [ID] Main Payette 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe

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Photos


Wildcat

Detail Trip Report  Wildcat  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.34MB .jpeg)

Foster Bar Boat Ramp

Detail Trip Report  Foster Bar Boat Ramp  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(5.36MB .jpeg)

Clay Hill Rapids

Detail Trip Report  Clay Hill Rapids  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.30MB .jpeg)

Devils Stairs

Detail Trip Report  Devils Stairs  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.15MB .jpeg)

Blossom Bar

Detail Trip Report  Blossom Bar  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(7.03MB .jpeg)

Blossom Bar

Detail Trip Report  Blossom Bar  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(5.85MB .jpeg)

Coffee Pot

Detail Trip Report  Coffee Pot  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.06MB .jpeg)

China Bar Rapid

Detail Trip Report  China Bar Rapid  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(5.88MB .jpeg)

below Horseshoe Bend

Detail Trip Report  below Horseshoe Bend  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.04MB .jpeg)

Upper Black Bar

Detail Trip Report  Upper Black Bar  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.45MB .jpeg)

Slim Pickins

Detail Trip Report  Slim Pickins  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.46MB .jpeg)

Windy Creek Chute

Detail Trip Report  Windy Creek Chute  @Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles), OR(6.31MB .jpeg)


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