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Dave Steindorf
4 Baroni Drive
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-343-1871
Dave Steindorf has been an active river advocate in California since 1997. As the primary negotiator for American Whitewater, Dave has gained a reputation as a consensus builder. He has been able to gain the respect of Agencies, NGO's, and Licensees while successfully achieving the goals of his constituents. He was a signatory to the Rock Creek Cresta Settlement agreement, along with past AW Board President Kevin Lewis, and AW Conservation Director John Gangemi. This agreement provide for the first whitewater releases in California. He has since worked diligently to organize and sustain the releases on the North Fork Feather River.

Dave has a diverse range of recreational, professional and educational experiences that make him uniquely suited for his role at AW. Dave has more than 8 years of experience working on FERC Relicensing. Dave is somewhat of an anomaly, in that he has not only worked in an advocacy role but also as a consultant for several Utilities in the West. During that time he has had a role in 12 recreational flow studies as well as studies on angling and flat-water boating. Dave is also able to draw on his vast experience in a variety of recreational pursuits including having worked professionally in the areas of Paddling, Angling, Cycling, and Outdoor Retail. In addition to this breadth of experience Dave also has a degree in Economics and a Masters in Education.

Dave was introduced to rivers at age 7, when his father put a fly rod into his hands. Learning to kayak later on was a natural progression from his childhood love of rivers. Dave's passion for river conservation issues inspired him to make a video, "More than Plumbing", which won an award for best amateur video at the 2000 National Paddling film festival.

Dave strongly believes that flowing rivers are an undervalued resource not only in this country, but also around the world. He feels that education is the key to river conservation. "Most of our progress on the North Fork Feather has been due to our ability to educate the other NGO's, agencies, and PG&E to the value of whitewater boating. However, the best way to improve people's notions about whitewater is to get them on the river. Couch Potatoes make lousy river advocates."


Report - Reports by Dave Steindorf

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
332d01h56m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Sky Boof n/a Dave Steindorf
332d02h19m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Rapid #2 n/a Dave Steindorf
332d02h23m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Rapid #1 n/a Dave Steindorf
351d07h58m @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser [NC] Nantahala River Trip 770 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y23d23h10m @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49 [CA] One of the few queit n/a Dave Steindorf
1y23d23h33m @Cosumnes Highway 49 to Highway 16 [CA] Fence at Latrobe Bridge n/a Dave Steindorf
1y274d22h24m @Fordyce Creek Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding [CA] Portaging Insanity Falls n/a Dave Steindorf
1y274d22h32m @Fordyce Creek Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding [CA] Old Man n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d17h50m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Feather RIver in the Oroville Wildlife Area n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d17h56m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Beautiful Evening on the Feather n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d18h00m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Coming out of the Braids n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d18h05m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] SUP on the Lower Feather n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d18h09m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Feather River below Hwy 162 Bridge n/a Dave Steindorf
2y44d18h13m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Lower Feather near RIver Reflections CG n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d05h20m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] French Creek n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d05h45m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Railroad Waves n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d05h59m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Canyon n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d06h19m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] NF Feather Uncovered n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d06h22m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Shark's Tooth n/a Dave Steindorf
2y61d06h24m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Meat Grinder on Steriods 1500 cfs Dave Steindorf

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Photos


Sky Boof

Detail Trip Report  Sky Boof  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(3.62MB .jpeg)

Surprise Rapid #2

Detail Trip Report  Surprise Rapid #2  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(3.89MB .jpeg)

Surprise Rapid #1

Detail Trip Report  Surprise Rapid #1  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(3.71MB .jpeg)

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Detail Trip Report  Nantahala Outdoor Center  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.88MB .jpeg)

Nantahala Falls

Detail Trip Report  Nantahala Falls  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.73MB .jpeg)

Surf Rapid

Detail Trip Report  Surf Rapid  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.67MB .jpeg)

Whirpool

Detail Trip Report  Whirpool  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.82MB .jpeg)

Quarry

Detail Trip Report  Quarry  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(7.05MB .jpeg)

Access Signage

Detail Trip Report  Access Signage  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.37MB .jpeg)

Delebars Rock

Detail Trip Report  Delebars Rock  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.75MB .jpeg)

Ferebee River Access

Detail Trip Report  Ferebee River Access  @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser , NC(6.29MB .jpeg)

One of the few queit

Detail Trip Report  One of the few queit   @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49, CA(1.53MB .jpeg)


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