Operation Dry Water Begins This Weekend
Operation Dry Water is a year- round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol- related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.
Operation Dry Water’s heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually, the weekend prior to the July fourth, holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents.
Since the launch of Operation Dry Water, the number of boating fatalities with alcohol named as a contributing factor has decreased from 19 percent to 16 percent in the United States.