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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
81d05h46m @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49 [CA] Bone Yard 500 cfs Dave Steindorf
81d05h46m @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49 [CA] The Big One 500 cfs Dave Steindorf
89d00h13m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Tree's 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
89d00h13m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] The Ultimate Attainment Move 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
89d00h13m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Triple Drop 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
89d00h13m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Rafting Triple Drop 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
89d00h13m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Charlie Guilbault Triple Drop 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
119d03h59m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Blow Out 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
119d03h59m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Exiting Bramble 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
119d03h59m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Cascades South 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
119d03h59m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Belden Top Section 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
119d03h59m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] View From the Put- IN 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
122d09h46m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Busy Busy 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
122d10h48m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Queen Lilly Rapid Before 2017 n/a Dave Steindorf
122d13h07m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence Typical Rapid Before 2017 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
122d13h07m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Below Queen Lilly Bridge 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
122d13h07m @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence [CA] Queen Lilly Rapid Post 2017 150 cfs Dave Steindorf
312d07h05m @Feather, West Branch 1) Whiskey Flat to Dean Road [CA] Account of 11/18/17 n/a Dave Steindorf
340d04h37m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Wave RaPID 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
340d04h44m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Class III above Unhappy Ending 0 cfs Dave Steindorf

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Photos


Bone Yard

Detail Trip Report  Bone Yard  @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49, CA(4.95MB .jpeg)

The Big One

Detail Trip Report  The Big One  @Yuba, Middle Fork C) Our House Dam to Route 49, CA(4.35MB .jpeg)

Tree's

Detail Trip Report  Tree's  @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir, CA(6.16MB .jpeg)

The Ultimate Attainment Move

Detail Trip Report  The Ultimate Attainment Move   @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir, CA(6.73MB .jpeg)

Triple Drop

Detail Trip Report  Triple Drop  @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir, CA(5.99MB .jpeg)

Rafting Triple Drop

Detail Trip Report  Rafting Triple Drop  @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir, CA(6.11MB .jpeg)

Charlie Guilbault Triple Drop

Detail Trip Report  Charlie Guilbault Triple Drop  @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir, CA(5.92MB .jpeg)

Blow Out

Detail Trip Report  Blow Out   @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence, CA(3.54MB .jpeg)

Exiting Bramble

Detail Trip Report  Exiting Bramble  @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence, CA(3.84MB .jpeg)

Cascades South

Detail Trip Report  Cascades South  @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence, CA(3.99MB .jpeg)

Belden Top Section

Detail Trip Report  Belden Top Section  @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence, CA(3.84MB .jpeg)

View From the Put- IN

Detail Trip Report  View From the Put- IN  @Feather, N. Fork 1) Caribou to East Branch Confluence, CA(3.69MB .jpeg)


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