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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
4d23h56m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Wave RaPID 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
5d00h03m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Class III above Unhappy Ending 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
5d00h03m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Pit River Put-In 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
6d18h23m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Mary-Go-Round 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
6d18h38m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) 1/4 Mile (Egg Beater) 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
6d18h46m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Pitbull 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
82d00h38m @Pit 6) Pit 5: Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Blackberry Death Chute n/a Dave Steindorf
82d01h14m @Pit 6) Pit 5: Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse [CA] Madesi Boat Ramp n/a Dave Steindorf
150d03h22m @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse [CA] Rock Creek Bench Access 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y354d02h25m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Sky Boof n/a Dave Steindorf
1y354d02h48m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Rapid #2 n/a Dave Steindorf
1y354d02h52m @Feather, N. Fork 5) Poe Powerhouse to Lake Oroville [CA] Surprise Rapid #1 n/a Dave Steindorf
2y8d08h27m @Nantahala 3. Power Plant to Wesser [NC] Nantahala River Trip 770 cfs Dave Steindorf
2y45d23h39m @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49 [CA] One of the few queit n/a Dave Steindorf
2y46d00h02m @Cosumnes Highway 49 to Highway 16 [CA] Fence at Latrobe Bridge n/a Dave Steindorf
2y296d22h53m @Fordyce Creek Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding [CA] Portaging Insanity Falls n/a Dave Steindorf
2y296d23h01m @Fordyce Creek Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding [CA] Old Man n/a Dave Steindorf
3y66d18h19m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Feather RIver in the Oroville Wildlife Area n/a Dave Steindorf
3y66d18h25m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Beautiful Evening on the Feather n/a Dave Steindorf
3y66d18h29m @Feather Fish Barrier Dam to Thermalito Return [CA] Coming out of the Braids n/a Dave Steindorf

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Photos


Wave RaPID

Detail Trip Report  Wave RaPID  @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), CA(2.22MB .jpeg)

Class III above Unhappy Ending

Detail Trip Report  Class III above Unhappy Ending  @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), (3.54MB .jpeg)

Pit River Put-In

Detail Trip Report  Pit River Put-In   @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), CA(7.10MB .jpeg)

Mary-Go-Round

Detail Trip Report  Mary-Go-Round  @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), CA( .)

1/4 Mile (Egg Beater)

Detail Trip Report  1/4 Mile (Egg Beater)  @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), (1.74MB .jpeg)

Pitbull

Detail Trip Report  Pitbull  @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls), (2.66MB .jpeg)

Blackberry Death Chute

Detail Trip Report  Blackberry Death Chute  @Pit 6) Pit 5: Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(2.63MB .jpeg)

Madesi Boat Ramp

Detail Trip Report  Madesi Boat Ramp  @Pit 6) Pit 5: Pit 5 Dam to Pit 5 Powerhouse, CA(2.90MB .jpeg)

Rock Creek Bench Access

Detail Trip Report  Rock Creek Bench Access  @Feather, N. Fork 2) Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse, CA(7.24MB .jpeg)

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)


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