Tapped Out is a collection of stories around power, justice and water in the West. It was made possible by a grant from The Water Desk, with support from Ensia and INN’s Amplify News Project.
These stories are part of a collaboration that includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, California Health Report, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, Circle of Blue, Columbia Insight, Ensia, High Country News, New Mexico In Depth and SJV Water.
Toxic blooms are a public health risk and increase water treatment costs.
By Brett Walton
Circle of Blue
May 4, 2021
The tiny town of El Adobe exemplifies the state’s struggles with contaminated water and aging infrastructure.
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett
May 5, 2021
An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.
By Dawn Stover
May 6, 2021
The Gila River Indian Community is restoring its “lifeblood” back through innovative partnerships and water exchanges.
By Sharon Udasin
May 13, 2021
The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.
By Lois Henry
May 25, 2021