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Oroville Dam main spillway (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Race Against Rain: Oroville Dam Must Drain 50 Feet by Wednesday

Officials are releasing water from the Oroville Dam, the nation’s highest, at the astonishing rate of 100,000 cubic feet per second, with the goal of lowering the lake’s elevation by 50 feet before a week of rain and snow hits the region Wednesday.

2016 SXSW - President Obama Keynote

Obama Touts Government Services at SxSW, Denies Disaster Aid to Texans

President Barack Obama was in Texas on Friday attending the annual SxSW event where he told millennials and others that government “does great things” because it “is delivering for everybody in this room.” His lecture was to those “who despise every level of government.” He did not tell the Texans who had their homes and businesses destroyed and damaged from severe weather and fires that he has denied them financial assistance.

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El Niño Killing Texans, but Californians at Greater Risk

California has failed to upgrade its flood control dams to prepare for the type of El Niño killing machine that cost the lives of up to eight Texans this weekend due to record thunderstorms, flooding and 50 mile-per-hour prevailing winds.