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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
98d05h47m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Feather RIver in the Oroville Wildlife Area n/a Dave Steindorf
98d05h53m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Beautiful Evening on the Feather n/a Dave Steindorf
98d05h57m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Coming out of the Braids n/a Dave Steindorf
98d06h02m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] SUP on the Lower Feather n/a Dave Steindorf
98d06h06m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Feather River below Hwy 162 Bridge n/a Dave Steindorf
98d06h10m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Lower Feather near RIver Reflections CG n/a Dave Steindorf
114d17h17m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] French Creek n/a Dave Steindorf
114d17h42m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Railroad Waves n/a Dave Steindorf
114d17h56m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Canyon n/a Dave Steindorf
114d18h16m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] NF Feather Uncovered n/a Dave Steindorf
114d18h19m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Shark's Tooth n/a Dave Steindorf
114d18h21m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Meat Grinder on Steriods 1500 cfs Dave Steindorf
116d16h02m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surfing Big Bend n/a Dave Steindorf
116d16h06m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Box Car Rapid n/a Dave Steindorf
161d11h31m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Braided Section 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
162d05h13m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Lower Feather River n/a Dave Steindorf
236d06h09m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Spy Rock Camp 2 4000 cfs Dave Steindorf
236d06h14m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Spy Rock Camp n/a Dave Steindorf
236d06h20m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Bad Strainer 4000 cfs Dave Steindorf
236d06h28m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Tennis Shoe Put-in n/a Dave Steindorf

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Photos


Feather RIver in the Oroville Wildlife Area

Detail Trip Report  Feather RIver in the Oroville Wildlife Area  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(1.14MB .jpeg)

Beautiful Evening on the Feather

Detail Trip Report  Beautiful Evening on the Feather  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(1.55MB .jpeg)

Coming out of the Braids

Detail Trip Report  Coming out of the Braids  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(1.80MB .jpeg)

SUP on the Lower Feather

Detail Trip Report  SUP on the Lower Feather  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(2.20MB .jpeg)

Feather River below Hwy 162 Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Feather River below Hwy 162 Bridge  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(2.25MB .jpeg)

Lower Feather near RIver Reflections CG

Detail Trip Report  Lower Feather near RIver Reflections CG  @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return, CA(1.51MB .jpeg)

French Creek

Detail Trip Report  French Creek  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(2.32MB .jpeg)

Railroad Waves

Detail Trip Report  Railroad Waves  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(1.51MB .jpeg)

Surprise Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Surprise Canyon  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(2.29MB .jpeg)

NF Feather Uncovered

Detail Trip Report  NF Feather Uncovered  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(2.14MB .jpeg)

Shark's Tooth

Detail Trip Report  Shark's Tooth  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(2.29MB .jpeg)

Surfing Big Bend

Detail Trip Report  Surfing Big Bend  @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville, CA(1.28MB .jpeg)


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