Flint water crisis: Full coverage

Editor's note: The litany of mistakes that caused lead poisoning in Flint’s drinking water – and responsibility for those gross errors – will be debated for years by investigators, lawyers, politicians, the media and the Michigan public. No one is exactly sure how many Flint residents – especially young children – experienced elevated blood lead levels since Flint switched its drinking water source to the Flint River. The full extent of the exact damage on individuals may be impossible to fully determine, especially among Flint’s most vulnerable, low-income residents who already face many challenges.

Bridge Magazine’s coverage of the crisis includes a more than 30,000-word timeline, the most comprehensive published in one place, to date. It is intended as an informal public repository of all major public records relating to Flint’s water crisis. It is presented for local residents and a national audience looking to separate fact from fiction and understand more deeply the full dimensions of this man-made tragedy. A complete portrait of the Flint disaster will likely take many months of official investigation and years of litigation.

Complete timeline

Disaster Day by Day: A detailed Flint crisis timeline (2004 - 2014)

Timeline part two: January 2015 - June 2015

Timeline part three: July 2015 - present


Full coverage

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Felony charges filed against state, city employees in Flint water crisis

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Mission Improbable: Selling Flint in wake of crisis

Flint report offers damning verdict on state emergency manager law

Flint’s switch to river water left residents holding the tab

Report finds ‘environmental injustice’ in Flint water crisis; poor, majority-black population given inferior protection

How Snyder’s chief of staff wrestled with Flint, with few victories

The latest on what key Snyder aides knew about Flint and when

Years of missed warnings before Flint River switch

Before Flint, a Detroit-area water warning system was allowed to crumble

What Flint lost

Empathy, action, truth: How crisis communications might save Flint

Signs of trouble at MDEQ, years before Flint lead crisis

Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisis

Rating comments of public officials and experts on the Flint water crisis

Putting a price on fixing Flint, and cities like it

Who approved switch to Flint River? State’s answers draw fouls

Snyder urges state to approve $28 million for Flint water crisis

Far from Flint, lead remains an irreversible scourge

Amid Flint’s water crisis, a quiet success story

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