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Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

California Rain Expected to Boost Hydro-Electric Revenue

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency suggest that the state could receive an extra $900 million in new hydro-electric revenue as a result of record California rain — and that the cash could pay for some of the damage to the Oroville Dam, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and much of California’s key flood control infrastructure.

Holy Jim Dam (Save Holy Jim Dams / Facebook)

Marines Blowing Up Dams to ‘Re-Wild’ Orange County

The U.S. Marines have started blowing up 10 dams in Orange County, in the midst of an ongoing rainy season, and despite President Trump’s executive order to curtail the Obama administration’s controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) regulation.

Travis Kalanick (Mahesh Kumar A. / Associated Press)

More Uber Turmoil as Company President Resigns

Trouble continues at Travis Kalanick’s Uber. Jeff Jones, who joined the ride-sharing company as its president just seven months ago, took the company’s swirling turmoil over allegations of sexual harassment, illegal activities and theft into overdrive by quitting and stating publicly that his “beliefs and approach to leadership” are inconsistent with Uber’s management.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced plans to build an app design facility in the southern Indian city of Bangalore

Apple CEO Tim Cook Argues for Globalization

Apple CEO Tim Cook, declaring that globalization is “great for the world,” announced at the China Development Forum 2017 last week that the company will spend $507 million to open two additional research centers in the People’s Republic of China.

San Luis Reservoir (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

San Luis Reservoir 100% Full; No Prop 1 Money to Raise Dam

The water storage at San Luis Reservoir (shown above in March 2016, mid-drought) jumped from just 10 percent of capacity in August to 100 percent last month. But none of the $7.5 billion from the Proposition 1 Water Bond passed by voters in 2014 has been spent to increase water storage by raising the height of the dam.

Damaged Dam (Albert Madrid/California Department of Water Resources via AP)

11 Areas Near Oroville Dam Under Evacuation Warnings

Just as Breitbart News predicted a little over a week ago, temperatures rising to the high 70s are causing an early spring snowmelt that is quickly filling Oroville Lake, causing the local sheriff to issue evacuation warnings for 11 areas downstream of the troubled Oroville Dam.

Central Valley aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Don’t Expect Central Valley to Stop Sinking After Drought — Yet

Farmers in the Central Valley know that it will take three to four years for water to permeate down to the underground aquifers and start raising the land again. But environmentalists warn of a crisis due to the Central Valley still sinking after this year’s heavy rains, due to the use of groundwater during the five-year drought.

Outlining the financial details of its initial public offering (IPO), Snap Inc. said it expects net proceeds of some $2 billion

Snapchat May Have Hit Demographic Ceiling: Report

With the highly anticipated Snap, Inc. initial public offering (IPO) set to raise about $3.2 billion on March 1 by pricing shares at the high end of their expected range, a new report reveals that young social media consumers prefer Instagram, and millennial parents ages 45-to-54 are Snapchat’s only growth demographic.

Oroville Dam damage (KCRA via Associated Press)

Oroville Dam Spillway Closed to Restore Hydro-Power

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) engineers completely stopped the water flowing down Oroville Dam’s collapsing spillway on Monday in a desperate effort to clear intake pipes and restore hydro-electric production before flooding returns.