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Profile

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
22d15h58m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Spy Rock Camp 2 4000 cfs Dave Steindorf
22d16h03m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Spy Rock Camp n/a Dave Steindorf
22d16h09m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Bad Strainer 4000 cfs Dave Steindorf
22d16h17m @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint [CA] Tennis Shoe Put-in n/a Dave Steindorf
231d06h55m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Upper Hot Springs 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
231d06h55m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Bottom of Bad Alder 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
231d06h55m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Powerline 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
231d06h55m Account of 09/05/13 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
231d06h55m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Split Decision 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
255d14h18m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Non Stop Class IV 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
255d14h18m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Chris Shackleton Surfs it up at Spin City 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
255d14h18m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Run out on Sneak Peek 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
255d14h18m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Bad Alder 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
255d14h18m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Sneak Peek 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
284d19h38m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Kosk Creek Rapid 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
284d20h23m @Yuba, S. Fork D) Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing [CA] Bob Center 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
285d19h56m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Lower Spillway 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
285d19h56m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] The Dam 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
285d19h56m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Pit 5 Class V 600 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y173d15h42m @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Pit 5 Hot Springs n/a Dave Steindorf

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Photos


Spy Rock Camp 2

Detail Trip Report  Spy Rock Camp 2  @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint, CA(2.40MB .jpeg)

Spy Rock Camp

Detail Trip Report  Spy Rock Camp  @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint, CA(3.19MB .jpeg)

Bad Strainer

Detail Trip Report  Bad Strainer  @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint, CA(2.40MB .jpeg)

Tennis Shoe Put-in

Detail Trip Report  Tennis Shoe Put-in  @Eel 4) Dos Rios to Alderpoint, CA(3.66MB .jpeg)

Upper Hot Springs

Detail Trip Report  Upper Hot Springs   @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.63MB .jpeg)

Bottom of Bad Alder

Detail Trip Report  Bottom of Bad Alder  @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.66MB .jpeg)

Powerline

Detail Trip Report  Powerline   @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.36MB .jpeg)

Photo#882424

Detail Trip Report    (1.36MB .jpeg)

Split Decision

Detail Trip Report  Split Decision   @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(190.38KB .jpeg)

Non Stop Class IV

Detail Trip Report  Non Stop Class IV  @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.35MB .jpeg)

Chris Shackleton Surfs it up at Spin City

Detail Trip Report  Chris Shackleton Surfs it up at Spin City  @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.28MB .jpeg)

Run out on Sneak Peek

Detail Trip Report  Run out on Sneak Peek  @Pit (Pit 5) Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(3.63MB .jpeg)


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